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Dark Shadows [2012] - Danny Elfman

Dark Shadows [2012]
Available: May 8, 2012
Released By: WaterTower Music
Composer: Danny Elfman

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Info:  In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy...until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better...

Okay if you know me, then you know that the combination of Tim Burton and Danny Elfman is one of the greatest director/composer teams. The score has the memorable theme from the Dark Shadow original series and it well placed not to be over shadowed by Elfman's style. It is a nice tribute to Bob Cobert's original idea.. so it's eerie and not to serious. Once again this is a great piece from Danny Elfman and I find it to be very entertaining, it makes me want to see the film even more.

I would like to give a message to Jonathan Frid's family he was the original Barnabas Collins and he passed away on the 13th of April. He did get to be in the new version of the film and I only hope he got to see the finished piece. Rest In Peace.

-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Elfman does most of his soundtracks, doesn't he?

Unknown said...

Yes he does, sometimes I get confused on who writes it and who performs the piece. Either way there is a world of talent out there, I am glad it still gets released.