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Sundance Composer Spotlight: Danny Elfman

Posted in News on January 23, 2015

Sundance 2015 Film: The End Of The Tour Premiere: Friday, January 23 6:15 PM

Oscar-nominated Elfman is a living legend. After composing his first score for Tim Burton’s Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, he went on to craft ingenious work for some of the most influential and popular films of the last several decades. He has collaborated with directors such as Tim Burton, Gus Van Sant, Sam Raimi, Paul Haggis, Ang Lee, Rob Marshall, Guillermo del Toro, Brian De Palma and Peter Jackson. His credits include Oscar-nominated films Milk, Good Will Hunting, Big Fish and Men in Black, along with Edward Scissorhands, Wanted, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mission: Impossible, Planet of the Apes, A Simple Plan, To Die For, Spider-Man (1 & 2), Batman, Dolores Claiborne, Sommersby, Chicago, Dick Tracy, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Alice in Wonderland; as well as the famous themes for television series The Simpsons and Desperate Housewives. His recent projects include the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey, Big Eyes, American Hustle, Restless, Reel Steel, Men In Black 3, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Frankenweenie and Dark Shadows. Elfman received the Richard Kirk Award, the highest honor BMI bestows on film and television music composers, in 2002.

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