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Carter Burwell Scoring Todd Haynes' 'Carol' & Danny Elfman Bound To 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 21, 2014 11:05 AM
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Although we have broadened our horizons somewhat, the intersection of music and film is something still very much important to us. To that end, we were very excited to hear news that two of our favorite composers would be tackling new projects.

Danny Elfman Scoring 'American Hustle,' Alessandro Nivola Talks David O. Russell's "Spur Of The Moment" Style

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2013 9:18 AM
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David O. Russell didn't tinker too much with what already worked in establishing the talent for his forthcoming "American Hustle." The picture finds him tag-teaming with "Silver Linings Playbook" and "The Fighter" stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Robert De Niro once again and his desire to continue previously satisfying collaborations extends to the score as well. 'Playbook' found Russell working for the first time with Danny Elfman, and once again, he's tasked the composer with the job of tuning up his film.

Danny Elfman Scoring 'Hitchcock' & Gus Van Sant's 'Promised Land'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 12, 2012 7:48 PM
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Surely at this stage, Danny Elfman must have some kind of cloning machine at work. In 2012 alone, the Oingo Boingo member turned composer has penned two scores for his regular collaborator Tim Burton, "Dark Shadows" and "Frankenweenie," another for "Men In Black 3," and one for David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook." He's got Fox animated pic "Epic" and a reunion with Sam Raimi on "Oz The Great and Powerful" coming up too, but all being well, we could see two more Elfman scores before the year is out.

TIFF Scores: Danny Elfman Takes 'Silver Linings Playbook'; Bright Eyes Players Score 'Writers'; DeVotchKa Tunes Up 'Maisie' & 'Arthur Newman' And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2012 3:39 PM
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While your eyes will be dazzled next month with the staggering number of great movies unspooling at TIFF, you may want to keep your ears at attention too, because there are some rather interesting names popping up as composers and contributors of music to a variety of films.

Reacting To 'Twilight,' Potential Sequels & More From The Press Tour For Tim Burton & Johnny Depp's 'Dark Shadows'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 11, 2012 2:07 PM
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Whether you end up loving it or hating it (as our reviewer did), one has to admit that there are few films like "Dark Shadows" in theaters this summer. Based on the popular 1960s/1970s ABC soap that included vampires, werewolves and witches, the film is a curious blend of comedy, drama and horror that's indelibly a Tim Burton creation.

Danny Elfman Out, James Newton Howard In To Score 'The Hunger Games'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2011 11:44 AM
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Ah, ye olde "scheduling conflicts," a catch-all excuse usually utilized to cover up more nefarious frictions between creative types, but in the case of "The Hunger Games," it seems to be the real deal.

'Real Steel' Soundtrack Features New Tracks By 50 Cent & Timbaland; Tunes By Beastie Boys & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2011 3:45 AM
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The rock 'em, sock 'em futuristic fighting robot movie "Real Steel" swings into theaters this weekend, and tomorrow the soundtrack will drop with some tunes to get you pumped for the pugilistic pic.

Review: Gus Van Sant's 'Restless' A Sappy Misfire From A Director Capable Of So Much More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 14, 2011 8:30 AM
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Gus Van Sant has long been fascinated by young people – the way they interact with each other, the way they move, the way they emote, and, most importantly, the way they die (or at the very least face their mortality head-on – you could even lump his interesting, if aimless, "Psycho" remake in there). But he's never dared to make a movie as self-indulgent, pointless, mushy, and boring as "Restless," one that borrows heavily from movies much better than it ("Harold & Maude," "Love Story," "An American Werewolf in London," countless French New Wave flicks), and fails to leave even the slightest impression, beyond the thought of never, ever, ever wanting to see it again.

Danny Elfman Makes Peace With Sam Raimi To Score 'Oz The Great and Powerful'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 20, 2011 12:55 PM
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Composer Also In Talks For 'The Hunger Games'Update: Movies.com confirms that Danny Elfman will be scoring "The Hunger Games" with T. Bone Burnett. That's pretty awesome.

Danny Elfman To Once Again Reteam With Tim Burton To Score 'Frankenweenie'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 4, 2011 2:22 AM
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Look at those two young dudes. Bet they didn't realize at the time that they would both travel through the industry together rising to the top of their respective fields, with Tim Burton one of a handful of name brand directors working today and Danny Elfman as one of the most distinctive composers on the block. Through all the shifts and tides of Hollywood, Burton and Elfman stuck together working together on every one of the director's films except for "Ed Wood" and "Sweeney Todd" and they're not about to change up that dynamic anytime soon.

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