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 Posted:   Oct 4, 2017 - 12:13 PM   
 By:   ddddeeee   (Member)

He just mentioned he's scoring it via Skype during a press conference in Mexico.

 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2017 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   John Mullin   (Member)

That's great news, but during a press conference in Mexico. sounds like a pretty shady scenario to me. Like he was up to something illicit.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2017 - 2:47 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Last time I heard, they do other things than deal drugs in Mexico. wink

Great, but expected news about DUMBO.

 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2017 - 3:02 PM   
 By:   John Mullin   (Member)

I didn't say he was dealing drugs, and that's not what "illicit" implies!

It _does_ sound like a "Mexican Press Conference" should be in the Urban Slang Dictionary somewhere, though.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2017 - 3:04 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

He, he....

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2017 - 3:26 AM   
 By:   Olivier_Lille   (Member)

Great news... although i didn't know there was a biopic about Donald Trump in the works....

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2017 - 4:37 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

He'll be scoring it via Skype...?

Does that mean he'll be phoning it in?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2017 - 4:41 AM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)

Another unwanted live-action version of a beloved Disney animation classic, but curious about the score now that Elfman is doing it.

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2017 - 6:51 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Another unwanted live-action version of a beloved Disney animation classic, but curious about the score now that Elfman is doing it.

Can't say I'm excited about the film or the score. This will be Elfman channeling Big Top Pee-wee, Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, BeetleJuice, etc.

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2017 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

If I chose to be pedantic, I might ask how anybody knows what Elfman will do for this film, or whether the film will be any good. But I am choosing not to be pedantic, so I'm not bringing any of that up.

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2017 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

If I chose to be pedantic, I might ask how anybody knows what Elfman will do for this film, or whether the film will be any good. But I am choosing not to be pedantic, so I'm not bringing any of that up.

There's this thing called history where one can gather evidence of past trends and extrapolate a likely conclusion. Could Dumbo be the best film ever made with an extraordinary inventive score, sure! Not betting on it...

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2017 - 7:18 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

He'll be scoring it via Skype...?

Does that mean he'll be phoning it in?


Badalamenti scored Twin Peaks: The Return over Skype! There's precedent!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2017 - 7:18 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Well, I'm not defending this unfinished film in any way, shape or form.
BUT!!!
I had already decided previously that the live action JUNGLE BOOK was the greatest mistake in Disney's history and John Debney's score would probably sound like cr@p.
Then I went to see it and thought it was a technical marvel, with engaging characters and a thoroughly enjoyable orchestral score by Debney (one of his best, in my opinion) and realised we don't know jack until the cat is out the bag!
And I think the new JUNGLE BOOK did like, a billion dollars at the b.o, so I WAS NOT ALONE!
If you wanna dread a new Disney film, go for the Guy Ritchie one!!!

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2017 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

This will be Elfman channeling Big Top Pee-wee, Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, BeetleJuice, etc.

...

And the bad news...?

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2017 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Well, I'm not defending this unfinished film in any way, shape or form.
BUT!!!
I had already decided previously that the live action JUNGLE BOOK was the greatest mistake in Disney's history and John Debney's score would probably sound like cr@p.
Then I went to see it and thought it was a technical marvel, with engaging characters and a thoroughly enjoyable orchestral score by Debney (one of his best, in my opinion) and realised we don't know jack until the cat is out the bag!
And I think the new JUNGLE BOOK did like, a billion dollars at the b.o, so I WAS NOT ALONE!
If you wanna dread a new Disney film, go for the Guy Ritchie one!!!


True, enjoyed the film and the score quite a bit. (though disliked the uncanny valley CGI)

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2017 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

This will be Elfman channeling Big Top Pee-wee, Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, BeetleJuice, etc.

...

And the bad news...?


Fair enough. wink Obviously I'm speaking for myself. I don't care for his "lalala" music.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2017 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   ryankeaveney   (Member)

This will be Elfman channeling Big Top Pee-wee, Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, BeetleJuice, etc.

...

And the bad news...?


Fair enough. wink Obviously I'm speaking for myself. I don't care for his "lalala" music.


Your profile lists 20 of your favourite composers. Elfman isn't on that list. Why are you commenting on this thread then?

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2017 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

This will be Elfman channeling Big Top Pee-wee, Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, BeetleJuice, etc.

...

And the bad news...?


Fair enough. wink Obviously I'm speaking for myself. I don't care for his "lalala" music.


Your profile lists 20 of your favourite composers. Elfman isn't on that list. Why are you commenting on this thread then?


Cause your not King of this board, and I can post in any thread I want.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2017 - 10:40 AM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

This will be Elfman channeling Big Top Pee-wee, Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, BeetleJuice, etc.

As somebody who listens to almost every new Danny Elfman score and work that comes out, I think the chances of Elfman in 2018 sounding like the Elfman of 1988-1992 are zilch. Sometimes an artist's style and approach goes through a radical change, and I think Elfman is a good example of this - his music doesn't sound the same anymore, especially in terms of orchestration. Not that he doesn't do fine work these days (and his spotting is excellent), but he sounds like a different composer to me. "Goosebumps" was probably the closest I've heard him come to the older work in a long time, but the restrained orchestration and his overall adherence to motifs rather than melodies ultimately takes it to a different plain.

My guess is "Dumbo" will have more in common with "Oz: The Great and Powerful." Or not! We will have to wait and see.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2017 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Yeah, when newer Elfman scores sound anything like his 80's/90's heyday, there's usually a battery of orchestrators and additional composers hiding in the credits!

 
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