That was chris Sarandon in the speaking part, but anything spoken on the
album was Elfman. I don't know why he didn't just do the whole thing,
perhaps more union junk; he played Satan in _Forbidden Zone_, directed by
his brother, Richard (father-in-law of Jenna).
On Mon, 9 Mar 1998, Robspiere wrote:
> In addition to Danny Elfman's largely successful career as the lead singer and
> composer for the band originally titled The Magical Knights of Oingo Boingo
> (later shortened to Oingo Boingo, and then briefly before they broke up,
> Boingo), and in addition to his more popular film and television scoring
> career (which includes Batman, Beetlejuice, Darkman, The Simpsons, Big Top Pee
> Wee, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Nightbreed, Tales From The Crypt, Scooged,
> Edward Scissorhands, Dolores Claiborne, To Die For, Mission Possible,
> Sommersby, Dead Presidents, Amazing Stories, and The Flash, <whew>, Elfman
> composed and sung the lead role of Jack Skellington in Tim Burton's The
> Nightmare Before Christmas (the spoken part of the role was performed by an
> actor whose name escaped me).
> I think that perhaps I might overuse run-on sentences.
> In a message dated 98-03-09 10:55:32 EST, [log in to unmask] writes:
> > Scott Hutchins wrote:
> > > It seems there is to be a film of _American Psycho_, with music by Danny
> > > Elfman. I wonder if they'll have him sing "Insanity" for commercial
> > > reasons. I shouldn't say that: were I to film my third novel (not
> > > currently finished), I would want to use the song in the film for
> > > reasons.
> > I think Elfman is one of the better composers for film now working (witness
> > his
> > work with Tim Burton), but I didn't know he also sings--is this true? And
> > who
> > is to direct--maybe David Cronenberg? Difficult to conceive of this project
> > on
> > screen, without serious toning down of the violence.
> > Jim Marsden/Bryant College
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