Interesting subject, interesting man - not great but good enough for a short
A look behind the scenes at composer Danny Elfman at work on the score an incidental music for his latest film MIIB. With Interviews with Elfman himself we are taken through the process to the completed film.
This was one of many documentary shorts on the MIIB DVD and was one of the two most interesting. The reason for this is that it is a look at the process and the man rather than yet another look at MIIB from a slightly different angle. Here the focus on the interviews with Elfman are what makes it work. The film in the background could really be any film.
He doesn't shed too much light on the technical side but he is refreshingly honest about the process - there is only a few sentences of praise for him from Sonnenfeld, the majority is good honest examination and talk.
While a longer documentary would have needed a lot more to get by, this short holds the interest simply because it looks at an interesting man doing an interesting job. It isn't the most insightful thing in the world but it is actually quite interesting and, happily, isn't another cheap promo for the main feature.
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