+1 on all the kudos for this fascinating article. Old-school technology, a bunch of things I didn't know, and a human story of behind the scenes craftsmanship. And old wizards who know doughnuts have holes so you can save them on a pegboard.
One thing I loved was that the president of the United States looked exactly like Orson Welles in 1938. Like many things in this movie: never mentioned, never explained, it just is.
And Corpse Bride as well. He's definitely Burton's go-to guy, but apparently they had a disagreement, so he used Howard Shore instead. I really like Shore's soundtrack too. He makes great use of a theremin. I love Elfman's work, but I don't think he would have been the right choice anyway. He's too, for lack of a… Read more
Don't forget he pretty much did anything audio related in A Nightmare before Christmas.
Not everything, but most of Burton's. Elfman's first 'serious' film soundtrack (Forbidden Zone was basically Oingo Boingo: The Movie, so I don't really count that) was for Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, also Burton's first feature. Burton used him consistently until Ed Wood, which was scored by Howard Shore. Elfman did… Read more
For those who are not aware, the lead singer and a mastermind of Oingo Boingo is Danny Elfman. You may know him from such soundtracks as everything directed by Tim Burton.
I've been to countless Boingo shows from the 70's through the 90's. Got to see them their last night on Halloween at Universal Amphitheater. Me and a friend had jumped the railing when the lights turn off (as all broke bitches do) to get to the good seats. When the rightful seat owners arrived and had us leave, we… Read more
Werewolf Bar Mitzvah, spooky, scary. Boys becoming men. Men becoming wolves!
Anything by the Misfits.
Everybody's coming, leave your body at the door.