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Watch: Danny Elfman Describes the Heart and Soul of ‘The End of the Tour’ Score in Exclusive Featurette

Watch: Danny Elfman Describes the Heart and Soul of 'The End of the Tour' Score in Exclusive Featurette


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In an exclusive featurette, acclaimed musician and composer Danny Elfman, whose credits include countless Tim Burton films and indies such as “Silver Linings Playbook,” describes his process for scoring James Ponsoldt’s “The End of the Tour.” The film documents Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky’s (Jesse Eisenberg) interview with David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel) during the end of his press tour for “Infinite Jest.”

Highlights from the video include Elfman’s awareness of the tension between the two writers, his desire to convey the persistent unease in the music, and the way in which he found the heart and soul of the score in one subdued scene.

“The End of the Tour” is in theaters now. Check out the video above.

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