The Story Behind Danny’s Elfman’s Iconic Scores

American composer, actor and musician Danny Elfman is the man behind many of film and television’s most memorable musical sequences. If you’ve ever watched a Tim Burton movie or even an episode of The Simpsons, you’ve most likely heard his iconic arrangements. In celebration of the Lincoln Center Festival’s concert series “Danny Elfman’s Music From the Films of Tim Burton,” (on now) Vulture sat down with the legendary composer to discuss the inspiration behind his scores and how a two-hour car ride produced one of the most iconic theme songs in television history.