Elfman: I just focus on the movie.
Film score by Danny Elfman.
Elfman used the Batman theme music from the 1989 film Batman.
Daniel Robert Elfman(born May 29,
1953) is an American composer, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
In 1980, he scored his first film, Forbidden Zone,
directed by his older brother Richard Elfman.
Elfman was worried,
as he had never worked on a production this large in budget and scale.
Elfman would then combine the style of Prince
and Jackson's songs together for the entire film score.
While Danny Elfman's score was nominated for an Oscar, only
two cues appear on the film's soundtrack release.
Burton hired Danny Elfman of Oingo Boingo, his collaborator on Pee-wee's Big Adventure and Beetlejuice, to compose the music score.
Elfman's"Weepy Donuts" was used on NBC's
The Today Show on September 11, 2006, while Matt Lauer spoke during the opening credits.
Considering the film to be a"weird, twisted, sarcastic thing," Elfman decided to make a guitar-based soundtrack,
with the"nastiest sounds" and a"heavy metal approach.
Both were successful, and compilations of Elfman's opening credits were used in the title
sequence theme for Batman: The Animated Series, also composed by Shirley Walker.
McG was not interested in repeating the sounds Fiedel achieved in his movies but
still wanted Elfman to use those themes and ambient sounds, and give them a"Wagnerian quality".