Film Music Fridays - Episode 8


Beetlejuice (1988), by Danny Elfman


We are back with the newest episode of Film Music Fridays, narrated by CineConcerts President, Producer & Conductor Justin Freer! In this week’s episode, Justin talks about Tim Burton’s iconic film Beetlejuice, the 1988 fantasy comedy with the unique and wonderful score by Danny Elfman, which would be his second collaboration with Burton. Justin talks about the specific elements of Elman’s score that make it incredibly fun, unique, and how it would ultimately lay the foundation for the Elfman/Burton collaboration over the next three decades. Elfman has continued to define himself as one of the true masters of the film scoring craft, and has left a legacy of great music not only from his time as the frontman of Oingo Boingo, but in the overarching cinematic universe.

Among his honors are four Oscar nominations, a Grammy for Batman, an Emmy for Desperate Housewives, six Saturn Awards for Best Music, the 2002 Richard Kirk Award, and the Disney Legend Award.

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Cue from scene discussed:

Director Tim Burton (L), and Danny Elfman (R)

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What’s Next?


Stay tuned for the next episode of Film Music Fridays on Friday, May 3rd, where we will be featuring John Barry'’s iconic score to You Only Live Twice!