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Encyclopedia > Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
Birth name Daniel Robert Elfman
Born May 29, 1953 (1953-05-29) (age 54)
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Spouse(s) Bridget Fonda (November 29, 2003 - present) 1 child

Daniel Robert Elfman (born May 29, 1953 in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician who led the rock band Oingo Boingo as singer / songwriter from 1976 until its breakup in 1995, and has composed film scores extensively since 1985's Pee-wee's Big Adventure. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and won a Grammy Award for Tim Burton's Batman and an Emmy Award for his Desperate Housewives theme. Elfman has also composed the themes to television shows, such as The Simpsons and videogames, such as Fable. is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... Bridget Jane Fonda (born January 27, 1964) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-award nominated American actress. ... is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An Emmy Award. ... Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as show runner, and produced by ABC Studios - The Walt Disney Companys main television studio - and Cherry Productions. ... is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Oingo Boingo (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... A film score is the background music in a film, generally specially written for the film and often used to heighten emotions provoked by the imagery on the screen or by the dialogue. ... This article is about the year. ... Pee-wee escapes from Warner Bros. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and gothic atmosphere of his films. ... Batman is a 1989 Academy Award-winning superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. ... An Emmy Award. ... Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as show runner, and produced by ABC Studios - The Walt Disney Companys main television studio - and Cherry Productions. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Fable is a video game for Xbox. ...

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Early career

Elfman, who is Jewish, Russian and Polish, grew up in a racially mixed community in the Baldwin Hills area of Los Angeles, where he was known as 'the whitest white kid'.[1] He spent much of his time in the local movie theatre, adoring the music of such film composers as Bernard Herrmann and Franz Waxman. Baldwin Hills is a district in southwestern Los Angeles, California, in South Los Angeles. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Franz Waxman (December 24, 1906, Königshütte, Upper Silesia (now Chorzów, Poland) - February 24, 1967, Los Angeles, California), born Franz Wachsmann, was a German-born Jewish-American composer, known for his bravura Carmen Fantasy for violin and orchestra and for his musical scores for films. ...


After dropping out of high school, he followed his brother Richard to France, where he played his violin on the street and performed with Le Grand Magic Circus, an avant-garde musical theater group. Violin in tow, Elfman next journeyed to Africa where he traveled through Ghana, Mali, and Upper Volta, absorbing new musical styles (including Highlife, which would eventually influence his own music). He contracted malaria during his one-year stay and was often sick. Eventually Elfman returned home to the U.S., where Richard was forming a new musical theater group, The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo. The group performed the music for Richard's debut feature film, Forbidden Zone. Danny Elfman composed his first score for the film and acted / sang the role of Satan. By the time the movie was completed, The Mystic Knights had shortened their name to Oingo Boingo and become a recording and touring rock group. Richard Rick Elfman (born March 6, 1949, in Los Angeles, California) is a Jewish-American film director, writer and actor, best known amongst cult film fans for his 1980 film Forbidden Zone. ... A work similar to Marcel Duchamps Fountain Avant garde (written avant-garde) is a French phrase, one of many French phrases used by English speakers. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Map showing the Volta river in Upper Volta Upper Volta (French: ) was the name of the African country now called Burkina Faso. ... Highlife is a musical genre that originated in Ghana, Sierra Leone and Nigeria in the 1920s and spread to other West African countries. ... Malaria is a vector-borne infectious disease caused by protozoan parasites. ... For other uses, see Oingo Boingo (disambiguation). ... Forbidden Zone is the title of a 1980 science-fiction/comedy/musical cult film directed by Richard Elfman with music composed by Danny Elfman. ... This article is about the concept of Satan. ... For other uses, see Oingo Boingo (disambiguation). ...


Danny Elfman and Tim Burton

In 1985, Tim Burton and Paul Reubens invited him to write the score for their first feature film, Pee-wee's Big Adventure. Elfman was apprehensive at first because of his lack of formal training, but with orchestration assistance from Oingo Boingo guitarist and arranger Steve Bartek he achieved his goal of emulating the mood of such composers as Nino Rota and Bernard Herrmann.[2] He later described the first time he heard his music played by a full orchestra as one of the most thrilling experiences of his life [citation needed]. Elfman has spoken of the affinity he developed right away with Burton,[2] and he has gone on to score all but two of his major studio films (Ed Wood, which was scored by Howard Shore, and Sweeney Todd, a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim). Paul Reubens (born Paul Rubenfeld on August 27, 1952) is an American actor, writer, and comedian, known professionally for his character Pee-wee Herman. ... A score is a set of musical compositions written to accompany a film. ... Pee-wee escapes from Warner Bros. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nino Rota (December 3, 1911 – April 10, 1979) was an Italian composer best known for his work on film scores, notably The Godfather series and the films of Federico Fellini. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the song titled Orchestra, see The Servant (band). ... Ed Wood is a biopic directed by Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp as the cross-dressing cult movie maker Edward D. Wood Jr. ... Howard Leslie Shore (born October 18, 1946) is an Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning Canadian composer, best known for composing the scores to The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and films of David Cronenberg. ... Sweeney Todd is an upcoming film adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical. ... Stephen Joshua Sondheim (b. ...


To date Elfman has scored the following Burton films:

Burton has said of Elfman: "We don't even have to talk about the music. We don't even have to intellectualize – which is good for both of us, we're both similar that way. We're very lucky to connect" (Breskin, 1997). Pee-wee escapes from Warner Bros. ... For the film, see Beetlejuice . ... Batman is a 1989 Academy Award-winning superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. ... Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 fantasy film, directed and co-written by Tim Burton and written by Caroline Thompson. ... Batman Returns is a 1992 superhero thriller film based on the Batman character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. ... Halloween Town redirects here. ... This article is about the film. ... Sleepy Hollow (1999) is a horror film directed by Tim Burton, interpreting the legend of The Headless Horseman and based loosely around the Washington Irving story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. ... This article is about the 2001 film. ... Big Fish is a 2003 fantasy drama film, directed by Tim Burton and written by John August. ... Not to be confused with the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. ... Tim Burtons Corpse Bride is a 2005 Academy Award-nominated stop-motion-animation film based loosely on a 19th century Russian-Jewish folktale version of an older Jewish story and set in a fictional Victorian era England. ...


After the release of Batman, Elfman was incensed by comments in Keyboard Magazine wherein Micah Rubenstein conjectured that a rock musician like Elfman, not classically trained, probably didn't even write out the musical score to Batman. Speaking on behalf of "the many musicians, composers, and arrangers who lack formal education," Keyboard published an open letter by Elfman in March 1990. Elfman referred to Rubenstein's comments as a growing "musical elitism," stating he worked 12 to 14 hours a day, seven days a week, for a month and a half to write the Batman score, and calling Rubenstein a "dumb fuck" for supposing that Elfman didn't write down his scores: "...I actually wrote it down - I will not sit back passively and allow myself to be discredited for the work I did by an idiot who mistakenly thinks that I lazily hire people to do it for me, or that only a conservatory can produce a real film composer."[3] Batman is a 1989 Academy Award-winning superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. ... Keyboard Magazine Keyboard Magazine is a Music Magazine covering the Electronic Music Instrument commondly called the Keyboard. ...


Burton has made five films without Elfman: Luau, an experimental independent film Burton made with his friends in 1982 (the film contains no original music); Vincent and Frankenweenie, both of which predated the Burton / Elfman collaboration (featuring music by Ken Hilton & Michael Convertino and David Newman respectively); Ed Wood, which was produced during the rift between Elfman and Burton; and Burton's upcoming adaptation of Sweeney Todd, which will use the original musical numbers and underscore by Stephen Sondheim. An independent film, or indie film, is usually a low-budget film that is produced by a small movie studio. ... Vincent is a 1982 stop-motion short film written, designed and directed by Tim Burton and Rick Heinrichs. ... Opening Title Card Frankenweenie (1984) is one of Tim Burtons earlier films, a parody of the 1931 film Frankenstein based on Mary Shelleys book of the same name. ... There have been a number of prominent figures named David Newman, including: David Newman, American composer David Newman, American Visual Artist David Newman, Canadian politician This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For other uses, see Sweeney Todd (disambiguation). ... Stephen Joshua Sondheim (b. ...


Musical influences

Elfman’s film scores can be described as dark and brooding, lush and romantic, wild and manic - reflecting the many composers and styles which have influenced him over the years.[citation needed]


He recalls that the first time he became aware of film music was in his youth during a screening of The Day the Earth Stood Still (Robert Wise, 1951). The music was by Bernard Herrmann, and that, he has said, was where his love of film music began (Russell and Young, 2000). Elfman purposefully nodded towards Herrmann's The Day the Earth Stood Still score in Tim Burton's sci-fi spoof Mars Attacks! The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 1951 black-and-white science fiction film that tells the story of a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to warn its leaders not to take their conflicts into space, or they will face devastating consequences. ... Robert Wise (September 10, 1914 – September 14, 2005) was a sound effects editor, film editor, and Academy Award-winning American film producer and director. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sci-fi is an abbreviation for science fiction. ... This article is about the film. ...


Other film composers have also proven to be influential, such as Nino Rota and Erich Wolfgang Korngold, the former in Elfman's playful music for Pee-wee's Big Adventure, the latter in his much grander work, Batman. Sometimes his music has a distinctly Russian feel, inspired by the likes of Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky’s ballet music, while his frequent use of choirs reflects his love of choral music by the likes of Mozart and Carl Orff. Jazz and rock influences from his earlier career are evident in such films as Chicago and To Die For. Nino Rota (December 3, 1911 – April 10, 1979) was an Italian composer best known for his work on film scores, notably The Godfather series and the films of Federico Fellini. ... Korngold conducting the Warner Brothers studio orchestra (Rhino Records) Erich Wolfgang Korngold (May 29, 1897 – November 29, 1957) was a 20th century romantic composer. ... Pee-wee escapes from Warner Bros. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (Russian: , Sergej Sergejevič Prokofijev; April 27 (April 151 O.S.), 1891–March 5, 1953) was a Russian and Soviet composer who mastered numerous musical genres and came to be admired as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. ... Igor Stravinsky. ... “Tchaikovsky” redirects here. ... Ballet as musical form is a musical composition intended for ballet performance. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... “Mozart” redirects here. ... Carl Orff Carl Orff (July 10, 1895 – March 29, 1982) was a 20th-century German composer, most famous for Carmina Burana (1937). ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... This article is about the 2002 film. ... To Die For is a 1995 film written by Buck Henry, based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard (ISBN 0595269397), and directed by Gus Van Sant. ...


Hearing damage

When asked during a 2007 phone-in interview on XETRA-FM if he ever had any notions of performing in an Oingo Boingo reunion, Elfman immediately rejected the idea and stated that in the last few years with the band he had begun to develop significant and irreversible hearing damage as a result of his continuous exposure to the high noise levels involved in performing in a rock band. He went on to say that he believes his hearing damage is partially due to a genetic predisposition to hearing loss, and that he will never return to the stage for fear of worsening the condition. XETRA-FM (or 91X) (sometimes identified as XTRA-FM) is an English language, Mexican-owned (border blaster) modern rock music station broadcasting from Tijuana, Baja California on 91. ... For other uses, see Oingo Boingo (disambiguation). ... A hearing impairment or hearing loss is a full or partial decrease in the ability to detect or understand sounds. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... This article is about the general scientific term. ...


Filmography

In addition to his work with Tim Burton, Elfman has written scores for numerous other films including: Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and gothic atmosphere of his films. ...

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  • Elfman composed the opening title theme of the 2004 video game Fable.
  • Elfman also was in Finding Kraftland for his agent Richard Kraft.

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Serenada Schizophrana and concert works

Elfman has recently started working in the classical world, beginning with Serenada Schizophrana for the American Composers Orchestra. It was conducted by John Mauceri on its recording and by Steven Sloane at its premiere at Carnegie Hall in New York City on 23 February 2005. After its premiere, it was recorded in studio and released onto SACD on 3 October 2006. The meeting with Mauceri proved fruitful as the composer was encouraged then to write a new concert piece for Mauceri and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Elfman composed an "overture to a nonexistent musical" and called the piece "The Overeager Overture." Serenada Schizophrana Serenada Schizophrana is a series of compositions by American film composer Danny Elfman that he wrote for the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York City on 23 February 2005. ... The American Composers Orchestra is an American orchestra based in New York City that primarily performs contemporary compositions by American composers. ... John Mauceri, music director, producer and composer for theatre, opera and television was born in New York, 1945. ... Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Super Audio CD (SACD) is a read-only optical audio disc format aimed at providing much higher fidelity digital audio reproduction than the compact disc. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Selected awards and nominations

  • Grammy Awards
    • WINNER: Best Instrumental Composition: The Batman Theme from Batman (1989)
    • Nominated for Best Album of Original Instrumental Background Score for a Motion Picture: Batman (1989)
    • Nominated for Best Instrumental Composition for a Motion Picture: Dick Tracy (1990)
    • Nominated for Best Instrumental Composition for a Motion Picture: Edward Scissorhands (1990)
    • Nominated for Best Musical Album for Children: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
    • Nominated for Best Instrumental Composition for a Motion Picture: Men in Black (1997)
    • Nominated for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture: Planet of the Apes (2001)
    • Nominated for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture: Spider-Man (2002)
    • Nominated for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture: Big Fish (2003)
    • Nominated for Best Song for a Motion Picture: "Wonka’s Welcome Song" from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

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Notes

  1. ^ http://elfman.filmmusic.com/elfman_la_times.html
  2. ^ a b http://www.boingo.org/articles/FanfareArticle.html
  3. ^ Elfman, Danny (1990). "An Open letter from Danny Elfman". Keyboard Magazine (March): 47. 

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