Danny Elfman Exclusive Video Interview

     October 27, 2008




Written by Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub



Earlier tonight I attended the Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills and managed to do a number of interviews on the red carpet. Over the next 24 hours you can expect all of them to be online. Anyhow, the interview below is with Danny Elfman.



While I know all of you love his work…for the two that don’t know who he is…he’s the great composer behind Batman (1989), Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Men In Black and about 70 other movies and countless TV shows. Basically, he’s moving into the category of Hollywood royalty.


As a huge fan of his work, I have to say it was a real treat to get to talk to him. And while I had a million questionsin my head,when you only get a few minutes to ask everything, you sometimes get flustered. Thankfully, I kept my composure and we had a good conversation.



In fact, it was more than good, as I found out that Danny is developing a Broadway musical on the life of Harry Houdini and he also might be doing a Cirque Du Soleil show at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood for 2010!



If you’re a fan of Danny Elfman, you’ll love this interview.



Again, look for more video interviews from the Hollywood Awards tomorrow night. And if you missed my video interview with the new Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) click here.



Danny Elfman



  • The Nightmare Before Christmas talk – we discuss how Disney at first didn’t like the movie and now they love it
  • Milk talk – he’s done the music for the new Gus Van Sant movie
  • I ask if there is a genre he hasn’t done that he’d like to do…he says he’s working on Notorious right now…the Biggie Smalls movie
  • He also says he is working on a Broadway musical on the life of Harry Houdini! Says he is working on his 5th or 6th song right now and the songs are kind of manic
  • He also says he might be doing a Cirque Du Soleil show at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood for 201





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