Danny Elfman brought all of his selves to the ‘White Noise’ score for ‘The Beatles (The White Album)’, and I don’t know whether it’s because of his role on ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ or because of what it must have meant to him growing up hearing that song as a kid, but the film version is just a million times better than the soundtrack.
The White Album had a lot of music in it that fit well with the film, as all the music was meant to be heard in concert. But Elfman did an amazing job with the music and managed to give the film something that stood out.
Here’s the album. There’s no commentary for the CD, but ‘White Noise’ was also the first song for the film, even though it’s actually the first song in all of the ‘White Album’ CD’s. It’s also the first song on the album on which Elfman played all the instruments.
‘White Noise’ is the first song on the album, and the first time that there’s a full band in the film (except for the orchestra which plays at the end of the film), with the exception of some additional instrumental numbers that appear on other songs (like ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’).
The original movie score was actually better, but I thought it made the movie a lot more interesting, and I thought that the film version did not have the same impact as the soundtrack.
It’s a much easier movie from a musical standpoint to listen to with the soundtrack, since you only have the music to look for (and find), and the dialogue does not repeat itself over and over, but it’s nice to hear the song sung by itself.
‘White Noise’ is the only song that was not performed by all of the Beatles, and I’d say that it’s the best song on the album, and it’s a big reason why the movie is so enjoyable.
It plays at the end of the film, and the film does not take to him at all, so there is no chance that he would repeat the joke in the film (much to the annoyance of