Posted by: Brent Simon <Send E-Mail> Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 6:37 p.m. IP Address: c-98-232-185-47.hsd1.or.comcast.net
Now Playing: A Close Friend
First I would like to say that I enjoyed this review of the soundtrack, but I do have an inquiry. The reviewer insinuates, perhaps jokingly, that Howard's lovely friendship and romance theme heard entirely in 'A Close Friend' is a shameless rip-off of Danny Elfman's 'Ice Dance' track from his Edward Scissorhands composition. I say jokingly because aside from both pieces featuring lovely choral voices, neither sound the same at all. My further guess as to this being a cheeky joke comes when the reviewer states that the cue is severely similar and rather distracting when the theme is performed during the track 'Newt Releases the Thunderbird' and anything could be farther from the truth as it doesn't sound like 'Ice Dance' in the least. I say this as I am a huge fan of Danny Elfman, especially his earlier works, with Scissorhands being my absolute favorite of his film compositions and never once when listening to the beautiful cue by Howard during Fantastic Beasts was I ever reminded of or made comparisons in my mind to Elfman's Scissorhands theme, as I do not find them to be similar in sound or composition.