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Re: Why Did Burton and Elfman Split
• Posted by: Danny French   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Friday, March 17, 2006, at 4:52 a.m.
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• In Response to: Why Did Burton and Elfman Split (Steven Sommerset)

> Here is a question, why Did Elfman and Burton split after A nightmare
> before christmas? What brought them back together?

The story goes (according to Elfman himself) that they had a personal falling out, nothing to do with music or their relationship as director and composer, and were thereafter not on speaking terms for eighteen months.

During Mars Attacks pre-production, Elfman received a phone call from a producer asking him if he would consider speaking to Burton again. Elfman says he was on a plane the very next day, met up with Burton in a coffee shop, and they decided to never speak of their falling out again.

It's a fairly heart-warming story.

Elfman discusses this and more in this interview at Suicide Girls.

(I'm not kidding you - click the link - there really is an Elfman interview there conducted by SG staff. The mind boggles...! I love SG personally, but didn't really expect them to be conducting interviews with composers... It takes all sorts I guess!)


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  • Why Did Burton and Elfman Split  (4917 views)
       Steven Sommerset - Friday, March 17, 2006, at 3:28 a.m.
    •      Re: Why Did Burton and Elfman Split  (4920 views)    We're Here
         Danny French - Friday, March 17, 2006, at 4:52 a.m.

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