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Films Scored By Danny Elfman

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List of movies with music composed by Danny Elfman, listed alphabetically with trailers of the movies when available. This list includes any film scores composed by Danny Elfman, ranging from smaller indie movies to larger blockbuster pictures. Film composers are responsible for writing and composing the music that plays during the movie, which is particularly important for dramas and adventure movies- imagine what Lord of the Rings would have sounded like without an amazing score. Useful bits of trivia are can be found below, such as who directed each film scored by Danny Elfman and when the movie was first released. Danny Elfman is a world renowned film composer, so if you're a music buff use this list to find the names of Danny Elfman soundtracks that you haven't heard before.

List is made up of many different movies, including Spider-Man and Batman.

This Danny Elfman films list can help answer the question, "Which movies were scored by Danny Elfman?"
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