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Danny Elfman

Read through the most famous quotes from Danny Elfman

I can't get that live and I don't have the time to take the tape, after I've finished recording it, into a little studio somewhere else where I can get a different kind of percussion sound.

— Danny Elfman

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I don't see myself necessarily having a burning desire to write a symphony.

— Danny Elfman

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I like creating these rhythmic patterns. These interlocking rhythmic things are really fun.

— Danny Elfman

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I would have to say I might do some stuff, but it's the film that's appealing. I was raised on film. My musical experience is all via film, it's not from classical music.

— Danny Elfman

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I'll just start laying out the melody exactly where I want it to fall. And then I'll go back and fill it out. Whereas, in other pieces I'm really just going a couple bars at a time.

— Danny Elfman

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I'll look back and I'd be better to answer that in about three months from now. Or when the movie comes out and I see it. I don't even know what it is yet. I've still been in the middle of it.

— Danny Elfman

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I'm trying to interpret the film through the director's head, but it all comes out through me. So, a composer is kind of like a psychic medium.

— Danny Elfman

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In Tim's films, more than most, if you miss the tone, you don't get the film.

— Danny Elfman

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It sounds really stupid, I hate making cosmic comments like this but, I just let it do what it wants to do.

— Danny Elfman

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Or certainly I would need time - which I would love to have but there almost never is on a film - to just spend a week with a roomful of guys laying down these patterns.

— Danny Elfman

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About Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman Quotes

Did you know about Danny Elfman?

In the booklet for the first volume of Music for a Darkened Theatre Elfman described the first time he heard his music played by a full orchestra as one of the most thrilling experiences of his life. My attitude is always to be critical of what's around you but not ever to forget how lucky we are. 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.

He has since been nominated for four Academy Awards and won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture Television or Other Visual Media for Tim Burton's Batman and an Emmy Award for his Desperate Housewives theme. Born in Los Angeles he entered the film industry in 1976 initially as an actor.

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