I remember MV talking about a David Arnold release that was ready to go until Paramount put a halt to it.
If that release was STEPFORD WIVES, I'm glad to see that the situation was sussed out.
And a complete DENNIS THE MENACE? Also nice.
That one could also be Shaft. But I hope to see that one released as well some day. Stepford Wives will depend on the samples if I'll buy that one. Saw the film years ago and can't remember the music very well.
I get a very strong Edward Scissorhands vibe from that clip. And that's a good thing!
The film seems like it was temped with Elfman, I'll be curious to read the liner notes, but it's unmistakably Arnold's own creation, tied with ID4 as my favorite score of his and one of my favorite scores of "the aughts".
RE: Mr. Baseball, I get your joke of course (ie. Dennis the Menace is lightweight, I guess*) but of course since Mr. Baseball is Varese held in perpetuity I don't think we're really any closer at all...it seems like we'll be lucky just to get the higher profile titles Varese holds.
*Personally, I think Dennis the Menace is a lot of fun, very much of a Great Train Robbery vibe to it at times, but as well as looking back to that, it also looks forward to Mulan, of all things: the villain theme (for Christopher Llyod's character) is a proto version of the Huns theme in that score.
He, he....that 'same director' you're speaking of is only Errol Morris -- one of the most famous documentary filmmakers of all time! In academic circles (and beyond, I'm sure), his THE THIN BLUE LINE is still the object of massive analysis.
I've always found it fascinating how Elfman channels the minimalist sound of Morris' previous collaborations with Philipp Glass into SOP and this one.
My goodness! Does any record label ever come to the rescue like Lala land?! I've been desperate to get the unknown known since it was announced and Arnold's Stepford Wives is one of my grails! Can't wait to order these and I look forward to the other surprises the label announces through the rest of the year!
I started to listen to some of the samples from Dennis the Menace and I LOVE IT! The harmonica pretty much did it for me. There are times that I try to explore more composers but then Intrada releases Psycho 2 and then LLL releases this. I can't get away from Jerry Goldsmith. I finally bought Hoosiers, and now I have to have these. More Goldsmith for me.