Posted by: Johnny <Send E-Mail> Date: Thursday, June 30, 2005, at 3:55 a.m. IP Address: 82-35-254-215.cable.ubr04.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk
This score is actually pretty good (even though it's basically one big variation of Edward Scissorhands) while many clueless Elfman fans have called the score a complete rip-off; here is the actual truth:
The director "Danny Boyle" wanted Danny Elfman to score "Millions" and score it in a similar style to "Edward Scissorhands" but couldn't get him due to the movie being "British" which meant there were big problems in getting an American composer involved so instead Boyle hired "John Murphy" and personally told him to temp-track the entire score to "Edward Scissorhands" by Elfman which he did.
"John Murphy" did nothing but honour Elfman's work, so it's rather pointless regarding all of the outraged Elfman fans immature posts regarding it being a carbon copy etc.
I listen to the Millions score quite a lot actually (it may be unoriginal but it's still very enjoyable) heck anything composed in a Scissorhands manner is enjoyable to me.