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One of the things that is truly magical about the medium of film is the interplay of sound and image. It can be breathtaking when handled with a deft touch, and utterly ridiculous in a way that calls attention to itself when left to hacks. Elfman and Burton found something significant in each other: an aesthetically congruous approach, and one which has yielded some of the most memorable film soundtracks of all time.
Here's a look at the best of the best collaborations between the two...
5. Sleepy Hollow (1999) -- One of the things that's compelling about this soundtrack is that it veers away from the sentimental, light-hearted touches which are present in virtually every other Elfman score. The score echoes the film, in that both stay true to a relatively limited palette, and the entire film feels all the more cohesive for it. This film, perhaps more than any other, effectively conveys Burton and Elfman's love of gothic horror films in the Hammer tradition.
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