Scoring behind the scenes
Maclean's Magazine, 1992.06.29
Composer Danny Elfman's melodies have provided the backdrop to
16 movies, including Beetlejuice (1988), Dick Tracy (1990), and
this month's blockbuster, Batman Returns. Writing movie scores takes
a lot more dicipline, 39-year-old Elfman said, than his other career:writing
and singing for the pop band Oingo Boingo. "It's as different as writing a humongous
novel," he added, "or just sitting on a hilltop writing poems."