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 Posted:   Jan 16, 2013 - 11:00 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

Not your favorite CD, but your favorite score. In other words, Music for a Darkened Theater and other compilations don't count.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2013 - 11:04 PM   
 By:   Superman1701   (Member)

Batman and Returns
Beetlejuice

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2013 - 11:14 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)



Thumbs up.

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2013 - 12:19 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Milk

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2013 - 12:40 AM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

"Back to School" for comic, "Sommersby" for dramatic.

(I'm just trying not to say any of the comic-book-ish ones. DARKMAN!!! Okay, that just slipped out.)

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2013 - 12:50 AM   
 By:   Nyborg   (Member)

Hulk

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2013 - 1:55 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

Bloody hell! Tough question. There are so many.
Certainly SOMMERSBY is near the top for me. I also love A SIMPLE PLAN.
Then there are his 'classic' scores like EDWARD SCISSORHANDS and BATMAN.
I must add I also love his MILK score, that one's been a real grower of late.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2013 - 2:11 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

The one that introduced me to Elfman.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2013 - 2:20 AM   
 By:   maximus_rh   (Member)

This is a tough one for me as Elfman is my favourite composer, but I think I'd have to go for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. At the moment anyway.

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2013 - 2:24 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Have to say a personal favourite is 'Big Fish'. Lovely score.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2013 - 2:47 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

As an album -- THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.

As a score-in-film -- EDWARD SCISSORHANDS.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2013 - 3:56 AM   
 By:   Bernardo Sena   (Member)

Dick Tracy!!

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2013 - 4:06 AM   
 By:   Henry Jones   (Member)

I'm crazy about his score for DOLORES CLAIBORNE.

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2013 - 4:18 AM   
 By:   Perky_Norm   (Member)

Can't choose between Batman, Beetlejuice & Nightbreed.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2013 - 6:55 AM   
 By:   Bernardo Sena   (Member)

Hulk

Hulk? One of the worst scores by Elfman? Really? Uau. I would say that's a joke. Have you heard Batman? Beetlejuice? Darkman? Batman Returns? Dolores Claiborne? Dick Tracy? Sleepy Hollow? Edward Scissorhands? A Civil Action? Any of these examples (but there are much more) is a much much MUCH better score than Hulk...

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2013 - 7:05 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

I think The Nightmare Before Christmas has everything I like about Elfman condensed into one score, so that is probably it. Other favorites are Batman, Edward Scissorhands, and The Family Man, and Charlotte's Web.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2013 - 7:07 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

>>>>>>>Any of these examples (but there are much more) is a much much MUCH better score than Hulk...>>>>>>>

IN YOUR OPINION!!
That's the beauty of things, everybody likes different stuff.
His love of HULK is no less valid than your favourite scores by Elfman.
My problem was when the theme reappeared in RED DRAGON. smile



 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2013 - 7:22 AM   
 By:   johnmullin   (Member)

I wouldn't place HULK at number 1, but it would probably have a place in my top five. There's a lot of dark, powerful music in there and even if you don't like it, it is far away from being the least of his work.

In addition to HULK, I mostly listen to his more recent work (meaning after 2002), with a few exceptions:

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE (still the best of the M:I feature scores!)
THE FAMILY MAN
SPIDER-MAN 2
CORPSE BRIDE
CHARLOTTE'S WEB
HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE
THE WOLFMAN
CIRQUE DU SOLEI: IRIS

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2013 - 7:30 AM   
 By:   Cricket853   (Member)

For just a very nice easy listening experience, I love "Black Beauty". What a wonderful main title.

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2013 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Edward Scissorhands
Big Fish
Milk
Pee Wee's Groovy Adventure

 
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