I just came across an excellent interview with my fave film composer Danny Elfman, who discusses his film score for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland! I’ve been a fan of Danny Elfman since Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, which was his first film score and Tim Burton‘s first film.
Here’s a great quote from the interview – the rest is good too:
“My score was not going to be about the Mad Hatter or the Red Queen,” Elfman says. “The ‘falling down a hole’ music is going to be wild, crazy falling-down-a-hole music. Two armies meeting — I can almost write that automatically. That’s the easy part. The hard part is Alice’s trajectory. I needed the music to tie it all together as she goes from this kind of confused child to a bewildered young lady to becoming Alice as a hero who finds herself in the center of this big story where she has a huge part to play.” Continue reading at Wired.com
I’ve had the Alice in Wonderland score playing for a few days now and love it!