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Walt Disney Records Presents OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL Original Score Soundtrack
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Walt Disney Records will release the digital original motion picture soundtrack for OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL on March 5, 2012.Oscar-nominated composer Danny Elfman reunites with director Sam Raimi for "Oz The Great and Powerful" after composing original scores for the filmmaker's blockbuster hits "Spider-Man," "Spider-Man 2," "Darkman" and "A Simple Plan."
Elfman said, "I didn't really go in with any sense of what I wanted to do other than just to follow the film. It was incredibly clear because the characters and what they were doing, and what their quests were, and what needed to be done, were all laid out, so I fell into it very easily." Elfman employed a traditional orchestra for the film to give the music a classic feel. He relates,"Sam did want a very strong, traditional feel to this movie. I think there has always been the feeling that we'd like to try to give it a classic feel and a timelessness."
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times Raimi said, "Danny has a grand arsenal of musical abilities. He's able to create a sweeping gigantic sound that can really describe a tremendous scale and help us create this very unique world that Frank Baum wrote about, the land of Oz."
Elfman has received Oscar nominations for his scores for Barry Sonnenfeld's "Men in Black," Tim Burton's "Big Fish," Gus Van Sant's "Good Will Hunting" and "Milk." Movie audiences worldwide have also heard Danny Elfman's unique sound and style in 80 film scores, including David O. Russell's "Silver LiningsPlaybook," "Hitchcock," "Promised Land," Brian De Palma's "Mission: Impossible," Martin Brest's "Midnight Run," Jon Amiel's "Sommersby," the Hughes Brothers' "Dead Presidents," Rob Marshall's Academy Award-winning "Chicago," and Shawn Levy's "Real Steel." For more than 25 years, Tim Burton and Elfman have collaborated on some of the cinema's most beloved and recognizable films and soundtracks, including "Beetlejuice," "Batman," "Edward Scissorhand," "Sleepy Hollow," "Corpse Bride," and more recently, "Frankenweenie," "Dark Shadows" and "Alice in Wonderland."