Richard Elfman
American film director
Richard Elfman
Richard "Rick" Elfman, is an American film actor, director, producer, screenwriter, author, and magazine publisher.
Biography
Richard Elfman's personal information overview.
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News
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Film Shorts
The Portland Mercury - over 3 years
This week: The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear! Richard Elfman's Forbidden Zone! And Steven Soderbergh's Out of Sight! 25 New Faces of Independent Film The NW Film Center presents films by three filmmakers included in Filmmaker Magazine's survey of emerging filmmakers. Tonight, films from Ewan McNicol and Anna Sandiland; Scott Blake; and Corvallis' Nandan Rao, who will be in attendance to discuss Hawaiian Punch, "an unconventional buddy movie" about missionaries in Hawaii. Whitsell Auditorium. Adore See review this issue. Living Room Theaters. Ain't Them Bodies Saints All art aspires to the condition of music, said the 19th century English essayist Walter Pater. Though there's truth in this famous statement, some works of art strive to be like music much more than others. For example, the music is very low in the films of British socialists like Mike Leigh and Ken Loach. But it is certainly very high in American ind ...
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Around Town: Steven Spielberg and a rare 'Trip to the Moon' - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
... 1982 thriller "The Forbidden Zone," directed by Richard Elfman. http://www.newbevcinema.com Broadway director Joshua Logan made his feature directorial debut with 1955's Oscar-nominated best picture "Picnic," based on the play by William Inge
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Singing and Dancing on Celluloid - Wall Street Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Among other rare gems and odd ducks are Francis Ford Coppola's "One From the Heart," a gorgeous and doomed production whose commercial impotence capsized his Zoetrope Hollywood studio; Richard Elfman's gonzo masterpiece "Forbidden Zone," with music by
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Children of the Night: Tim Burton und Danny Elfman - Negativ
Google News - over 5 years
Indem er in den 70er Jahren Jazz- und Big Band-Stücke für die experimentelle Musikkabaretttruppe The Mystic Knights of Oingo Boingo seines Bruders Richard Elfman arrangierte, trainierte Danny Elfman sein absolutes Gehör, lernte, Musik zu notieren und
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Charleston International Film Festival gets into full swing | Arts & Culture - Live 5 News
Google News - almost 6 years
"Toothnapped", a 5-minute feature, will get Block 1 rolling at the American Theater on King Street at 4 pm Director Richard Elfman's recreation of the 70's cult classic, "Forbidden Zone", will be the last screening of the day at the Cinnebarre located
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Charleston International Film Festival grows in its fourth year - Charleston City Paper
Google News - almost 6 years
And for funkier fare, added to the festival at the eleventh hour is Richard Elfman's cult favorite Forbidden Zone (Thurs. May 19, 11 pm at Cinebarre). Based on Oingo Boingo's live performances, the movie was never really intended to be a cult film,
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Richard Elfman talks about cult classic <i>Forbidden Zone</i> - Charleston City Paper
Google News - almost 6 years
We bet you can&#39;t hardly wait, so in the meantime, here&#39;s an interview by contributing writer Kevin Young with Richard Elfman, director of the 1980s cult film Forbidden Zone, which will play at CIFF on Thurs. May 19 at 11 pm at Cinebarre
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Richard Elfman
    FIFTIES
  • 2009
    Age 59
    Elfman said in a 2009 interview that he has also done pseudonymous film work under names such as "Aristide Sumatra" and "Mahatma Kane Sumatra".
    More Details Hide Details Rocky Horror Picture Show "shadow cast" companies have begun performing screenings of Elfman’s cult film, Forbidden Zone. Elfman sometimes participates doing characters in these live performances. He enters in a clown suit beating a big bass drum and accompanied by a Brazilian percussion ensemble—reminiscent of his former group, the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo. The Syfy Channel has run a teaser piece musical number, “Princess Polly” from Forbidden Zone 2: The Forbidden Galaxy on its show Monster Man, starring Cleve Hall. Elfman opens the Forbidden Zone shadow cast shows (after the march in) with Erin Holt singing Princess Polly live in front of her screened “monster” image on stage.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1979
    Age 29
    Richard left the group in 1979 to pursue filmmaking, leaving Danny as music director.
    More Details Hide Details Danny eventually changed the theatrical nature of the band into a steady 8 piece touring act that became Oingo Boingo. Elfman's first directing project was the cult film Forbidden Zone released in 1980. It was a black and white film version of the theatrical show, starring band members and friends, including Danny singing a modified version of Cab Calloway's Minnie the Moocher as Satan with lyrics modified for the plot. Richard also appears in the film singing "The Yiddishe Charleston" from the 1920s. Forbidden Zone had its New York color premiere March 20, 2010 at the Museum of Modern Art, in conjunction with the Tim Burton exhibition. Forbidden Zone: Live in the 6th Dimension was adapted as a stage musical, running at the Sacred Fools Theater Company in Los Angeles in May and June 2010. Elfman also made Shrunken Heads (1994; some footage and scenery from this film was later reused for the best effects sequences in the film Zarkorr! The Invader) and Modern Vampires (1998).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Born
    Born on March 6, 1949.
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