Danny Elfman

In the 1980's Danny Elfman was most recognized as the frontman for the eccentric music group Oingo Boingo, but today he's widely known as one of Hollywood's top film composers. Elfman changes style to fit his subject, and his versatility is reflected in his scores, ranging from "The Simpsons" to "Batman" to "Good Will Hunting." He has twice been nominated for an Academy Award. Join Ray Suarez for a conversation with composer-songwriter Danny Elfman about his craft for composing movie scores.

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