In a film filled with wild scenes like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, there’s probably nothing more than a fight scene, where two different versions of Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) direct music from each other using magical musical notes. Torn from the pages of Stored in the grand piano of the sanctum. While some might suspect that composer Danny Elfman was behind the entire sequence, composer tells us it was all Sam Raimi’s idea.
“Honestly you’d think it came from me, but it didn’t. It came from him or Sam. I don’t know exactly,” Elfman says. “I can’t tell you the original, but it was Sam who called me and went, ‘Yeah. I’m going back. I’ve got to shoot something else that I’m going to do. And I’m doing this sequence and this There’s going to be a music battle.'”
Elfman says that initially he didn’t even understand Raimi’s request because of how wild it seemed at first.
“I said, ‘Sam, honestly, I don’t know what you’re talking about. It doesn’t matter to me at all,'” the musician continues. “So he came back and had a rough version of it. I go, ‘Oh, I see. Literally. You’re saying the musical notes are flying, not a metaphor,’ and there was a lot of experimentation because we actually did Tha I don’t know how to play it. So I think I’ve written at least three versions of that scene.”
Late in the process, Elfman remembers Kevin Feige bringing up some notes, asking the rocker to use some classical music that moviegoers might recognize.
“Right before the final version, there was a point where I had a few different famous classical musicals blowing over each other. And at the 11th hour, Kevin Feige jumped in. He goes, ‘Danny and Sam, you guys. Come on. Make it Bach vs. Beethoven. Make it simple,'” Elfmann concluded. “I said, ‘Yeah. Fine. Let’s do this,’ and I did another version. It literally got under the wire in the dub before the film even shipped. It seemed like a few weeks ago we were doing that piece and it ended up where it is today. So it was just a crazy concept and it took a lot of experimentation on how to make it work.”
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