Re: Danny Elfman?

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Posted by Jeff from on August 29, 1998 at 22:46:51:

In Reply to: Re: Danny Elfman? posted by The Raider on August 29, 1998 at 19:13:02:

: : : It's me again, Indy fans, with another doomsday/hypothetical question. Hope you'll keep answering them like you have in the past. My new question is...even though we know that John Williams, creator of the all too recognizeable and muched loved Indy music, has all but commited to Indy IV for music, what he backs out or something? My backup choice would be James Horner or Hans Zimmer. I get the nagging feeling I'm leaving someone out. But who?
: : Why not. He's done some good stuff. Titanic, the Simpsons, Good Will Hunting.
: I dunno. I think Danny Elfman has almost too modern and contemporary a style. Listen to his Mission Impossible and Tales from the Crypt music, and one can pick up on his electronic style. He uses too many sythesizers I think. (besides, he only cowrote the Titanic music.)
He doesn't really have to do anything new with an Indy score. The standards already been set and Spielberg/Lucas realize that the music plays a large part in the Indy trilogy. There would be little room for Danny Elfman to experiment. He is, however, quite capable of emulating existing sounds and styles. Watch the Simpsons extensively. A lot of the episodes make fun of or spoof some good material and Elfman has to adjust the music appropriately. I've heard very reasonable copies of Star Wars, the Terminator, Aliens, and Raiders just to name a few.
On the other hand, I would still prefer John Williams to do it.

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