Danny Elfman Quotes & Sayings

31 most famous Danny Elfman quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He's a 63 year old American musician born on May 29, 1953.

Danny Elfman Quotes
“You're allowed to rip-off another score so close that it's ridiculous. In my opinion it's ridiculous, how closely one can just rip-off a score that happened a year or two earlier.”
Danny Elfman Quotes
“It sounds really stupid, I hate making cosmic comments like this but, I just let it do what it wants to do.”
Danny Elfman Quotes
“I don't see myself necessarily having a burning desire to write a symphony.”
“I think that's one of the things that has always put me in kind of an odd niche. It's that all of my understanding of orchestral music is via film, not via classical music like it's supposed to be. To me it's the same, it doesn't make any difference.”
“In some types of music I'm working out all the chords one bar at a time - the whole structure, because it's about that. And there are other pieces which are really about - okay, the melody is going to start here and play through to here.”
Danny Elfman Quotes
“I like creating these rhythmic patterns. These interlocking rhythmic things are really fun.”
“So, it becomes an exercise in futility if you write something that does not express the film as the director wishes. It's still their ball game. It's their show. I think any successful composer learns how to dance around the director's impulses.”
Danny Elfman Quotes
“In Tim's films, more than most, if you miss the tone, you don't get the film.”
Danny Elfman Quotes
“I'm trying to interpret the film through the director's head, but it all comes out through me. So, a composer is kind of like a psychic medium.”
“I can't get that live and I don't have the time to take the tape, after I've finished recording it, into a little studio somewhere else where I can get a different kind of percussion sound.”

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