Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder & Composer Danny Elfman Take Golden Globe Nominations For Big Fish Song 'Man Of The Hour' & Score Featured on Sony Classical/Epic/Sony Music Soundtrax Recording
Also Nominated For Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
'Man Of The Hour,' Performed by Pearl Jam Heard on Big Fish Original Soundtrack Recording Along With Classic Tracks by Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Bing Crosby, The Allman Bros., Others CD Released December 23, 2004
Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and composer Danny Elfman were honored today with Golden Globe nominations for Best Original Song and Best Original Score for their music in director Tim Burton's heartwarming new film Big Fish. The film's end-title song "Man of the Hour," written by Vedder and performed by Pearl Jam, and Elfman's score are featured on the Big Fish Sony Classical/Epic/Sony Music Soundtrax original soundtrack recording which will be released Tuesday, December 23, 2003.
A Columbia Pictures release starring Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup and Jessica Lange, Big Fish was also nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy and Finney was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the film. Winners of the 61st annual Golden Globe Awards -- presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association -- will be announced on January 25 at an awards ceremony in Beverly Hills broadcast live on NBC.
The Broadcast Film Critics Association also honored Vedder and Elfman, with nominations for Best Song and Best Composer in the group's eighth annual Critic's Choice Awards. Winners will be announced at the awards dinner on January 10, 2004, broadcast live on E! Entertainment Television. Big Fish scored three other BFCA nominations, for Best Picture, Best Director (Burton) and Best Screenplay (John August).
Danny Elfman's music has been a fixture in many of Tim Burton's films in the past two decades -- Sleepy Hollow, Mars Attacks!, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, Batman, Beetlejuice and Pee Wee's Big Adventure. His score for Big Fish is integrated with a rich array of classic pop and rock recordings from the past, including Elvis Presley's "All Shook Up," Buddy Holly's "Everyday," The Allman Bros.' "Ramblin' Man," Bing Crosby's "Dinah," Canned Heat's "Let's Work Together," Dock Boggs' "Sammie, Where Have You Been So Long?" and The Vogues' "Five O'Clock World." The whimsical selection of songs underscores the imaginative plot of Big Fish, a journey that delves deeply into a fabled relationship between a father and his son.
Vedder's "Man of the Hour" is for the only original song heard on the soundtrack of Big Fish. Vedder wrote the song shortly after viewing the film with fellow members of Pearl Jam, and they recorded it a few days later at Studio X in Seattle. "Man of the Hour" is available as a CD single on the band's website at www.pearljam.com.
Big Fish opened in New York and Los Angeles on December 10, and will expand on Christmas Day to 150 screens in 15 additional markets. The film opens nationwide on January 9, 2004.
The original soundtrack recording for Big Fish will be featured on Sony Classical's Web site at www.sonyclassical.com.
SOURCE: Sony Classical
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