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 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 12:15 AM   
 By:   orion_mk3   (Member)

...according to FMR, anyhow, who normally have a good ear to the ground:

http://filmmusicreporter.com/2014/01/17/danny-elfman-to-score-fifty-shades-of-grey/

Thoughts?

It's probably a composer assignment like this that's the only thing that would ever make me watch a film so blatantly out of my wheelhouse. But considering how Elfman was announced for he Hunger Games in a similar way, I'll believe it when I have the CD in my hands.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 4:04 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

The film will probably end up risible and it's had a lot of press regarding it's casting changes, but it will probably be a huge hit too, based on the book sales and morbid curiosity.
I love that Elfman (if it's true) is willing to take on such a property. The guy likes to tackle all subjects.
If nothing else, the film will sound good, with or without the moans!! wink

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 4:21 AM   
 By:   Stefancos   (Member)

This might be Elfman's Basic Instinct.

Has he ever scored "sex" before? I imagine he might be quite good at it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 5:13 AM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

Maybe it was "Mrs. Elfman" who persuaded Danny to score it?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 6:26 AM   
 By:   ddddeeee   (Member)

The director seems like someone Elfman would want to work with, there's actually considerable talent behind the camera on this film.

Plus Elfman's been making smaller films more and more lately and erotica is one of the few things he hasn't done by now.

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Elfman doing sex and abusive relationships? I'll listen.

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 8:11 AM   
 By:   AlexCope   (Member)

Elfman doing sex and abusive relationships? I'll listen.

Ha! Seconded.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 12:42 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Absolute ZERO interest in a film version of poorly written Twilight fan fiction turned into mommy porn big grin , but for Elfman I will be all over ( maybe not the best turn of phrase ) this album... provided we get a score album.

For me, Elfman's dramatic music is so much more interesting than his superhero / fantasy scores ( just not my cup of tea ). This is excellent news...

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   Dylan S   (Member)

If this news is true, I seriously doubt that the studio/director will want Elfman to go "Body Heat" or "Basic Instinct" or "Vertigo" or "Dressed to Kill" for this, but of course that's an amazing dream. I'm assuming it will be another low-key ambient/guitar-based score (not a bad approach, but a too common one in my opinion). Boy would I love to be proven wrong, though.

 
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