With an Elfman score, any film is transformed into a playful and frightening place.
Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands would have been very different without their memorable sounds and orchestrations.
Although I feel so strongly about his role in Burton's films, I fought myself about doing this portrait. His music is lush and beautiful, but he really isn't... The thing that excited me was his role as Bonejangles in Corpse Bride. I kept that character in mind when making this picture and I knew it was right as soon as I sewed the teeth...
Danny Elfman (and creepy smile):