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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Elfman returns 'Nacho' combo

Update! With word on Nacho (see below), I emailed Richard Kraft, Danny's agent to ask whether the news was true and if he could shed some light on the subject. He replied with:

Danny Elfman has not removed his name from Nacho Libre. He elected not to take a "Music by" credit.

Danny Elfman was brought in to do a replacement score on for the film. The final mix of the movie includes about 2/3rds of the score Elfman composed with the other third comprised of music retained from the first score (composed by Beck) as well as other music. For this reason, Elfman chose not to take a "Music by" credit on the film or advertisements. Instead, he decided to take credit for the cues he composed in the End Titles to properly identify his contributions to the final film."
Last night... According to info posted at composer/orchestrator Steve Bartek's website, and at the msg board:
"Danny Elfman has taken his name off of "Nacho Libre." Apparently the studio decided to nix a few main cues they spent a lot of time on, and replaced them with music Danny didn't want to be associated with. Consequently, Elfman has withdrawn his name from the credits, though much of his score will still be intact in the film."
And you thought everything would go smoothly for this summer's film scores?