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    Senior Member rwayland's Avatar
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    Milk & Elfmann

    Well, I am wondering if there are any comments on the music. Anyone seen the movie and heard the music?

    Richard

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    i'm generally not very crazy about elfman, but i thought the music in this was superb. in fact, everything about the film was excellent. i can't hum the melody back to you, but i think that's because the music wasn't about the melody as much as it was there to provide emotional support.

    the movie starts off with a little news reel (actual footage) montage of the story and the music behind was really beautiful - although i remember hearing the sax come in and i wasn't crazy about it. but all in all it was great. NOTHING like what i'm used to hearing from him.
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    I would not have guessed that Danny Elfman was the composer for the movie. I thought the music complimented the movie very well!

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    I groaned when I saw that Danny Elfman was scoring this film. Anyone who knows me knows that I dislike almost everything he's ever written. Then I remembered that I really liked the score to Dolores Claiborne, so I gave Elfman a chance with milk.

    And yes, most of the music was quite nice, and most of it had a rather "background-ish" underscore quality to it.

    However, he just had to go and ruin it with his trademark little "girly choir" effect in a few scenes. That alone was enough to turn me off from an otherwise remarkable and moving film. I kept expecting the theme from The Simpsons to break out suddenly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qccowboy View Post
    I groaned when I saw that Danny Elfman was scoring this film. Anyone who knows me knows that I dislike almost everything he's ever written. Then I remembered that I really liked the score to Dolores Claiborne, so I gave Elfman a chance with milk.

    And yes, most of the music was quite nice, and most of it had a rather "background-ish" underscore quality to it.

    However, he just had to go and ruin it with his trademark little "girly choir" effect in a few scenes. That alone was enough to turn me off from an otherwise remarkable and moving film. I kept expecting the theme from The Simpsons to break out suddenly.
    Actually, now that you mention it Michel, you are right. The `girly choir' was a distraction. I had totally forgotten about until you mentioned it. I even thought to myself that is was out of place.

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    Re: Milk & Elfmann

    Well, I opened the topic because I don't see many movies and lead a moderately reclusive life (now!) and wondered how my reaction compared to the more gregarious population. In short, I am, as usual, way out in left field, where I have been for 77 years. The responses so far are in general as I had expected, except that I had hoped for some more comments on the content.

    Richard

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