Re: Film Music
Yeah, Elfman is something else. Recently a few of the people at the theatre I was sound teching on thought it would be a good idea to learn a number of Elfman songs. The musicians weren't best pleased given the number of complexities and the actors were largely non-singers; which really didn't help given his knack of providing harmonies with little to go on from the melody. It usually requires a good guessing, luckily my pitching is good but the actors' really wasn't. At one point they actually brought me in to try and teach the actors the songs which was a nice role reversal. Great music, but don't ever try and teach them to non-singers...
I have to see more films. I really do.