COMPOSERS: Danny Elfman
LABELS: Point Music
WORKS: Mission: Impossible
CATALOGUE NO: 454 525-2
Too much professionalism can be a disability. To listen to the score for Mission: Impossible, however, is to appreciate professionalism applied as it should be.
Its composer-producer Danny Elfman has an impressive string of credits – Beetlejuice, Batman and Edward Scissorhands among them – and he brings to each new challenge a graceful melodic gift.
He’s adept at suspense, with a clever use of strings and percussion, but you never feel with him, as you often do with British film composers, that you’re just getting a recipe.