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."
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