Perfect complement to a fantastic film
Angela Dalecki | NightsandWeekends.com | 07/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Tim Burton's film Big Fish is a wonderful movie, and composer Danny Elfman's Oscar-nominated score complements it beautifully. Elfman's music is very understated in the movie, and it wasn't until I listened to the film's soundtrack recently that I realized how hauntingly beautiful his music is.
Elfman's music is perfect for Burton's magical film about the larger-than-life character of Edward Bloom. Mystical, whimsical, and eerie at times, the score takes you deep into the weird and wondrous world of the character. The emotional "Sandra's Theme" is one of the best pieces of music on the soundtrack, and the jazzy number "Twice the Love" (the Siamese twins' song) closes out the CD with a bang.
The soundtrack is mostly instrumental, with the exception of the first seven tracks. These tracks are an eclectic mixed bag of music, featuring artists ranging from Pearl Jam to Buddy Holly to Elvis Presley. The real gold on this particular CD, though, is Elfman's music.
Even if you haven't seen the film (and you should; it's wonderful), if you enjoy quality instrumental music, I highly recommend picking up a copy of this soundtrack."
Big Fish Soundtrack
M. Schmude | Armidale, NSW, Australia | 09/04/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It is always great when you buy a soundtrack that actually plays the music exactly as it happened in the movie. There have been some that I've bought that are 'inspired' by the movie.
My only disappointment was that there were some songs like Sandra's Farewell that I just craved went longer than 1min 16secs.
Despite this, I'm glad I have got it."
Eva Talia | MA USA | 09/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This soundtrack is such a beautiful score, by Danny Elfman. I am in love with everything about this movie, especially the musical score. There are also several non-scored songs on the soundtrack that are very enjoyable. If you like the soundtrack from Forrest Gump, you'll like these tunes. The scoring is similar to Danny Elfman's score of Edward Scissorhands (also a Tim Burton film). In fact, you can recognize a lot of similar sounds in the two scores, such as the choir accompanying the orchestra.
If you like film scores and/or soundtracks, this is definitely one to add to your collection! And MOST DEFINITELY SEE THE MOVIE! It's brilliantly creative (based on the book, Big Fish), incredibly entertaining, and a heartwarming story."