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Title - 'The Girl on the Train (Original Motion Picture)'
Artist - Danny Elfman

For those not in the know, Danny Elfman is an American composer, singer, songwriter, and record producer who from 1974 to 1995 was the lead singer and songwriter for the band Oingo Boingo!

In 1976 Elfman entered the film industry as an actor. In 1982 he scored his first film, Forbidden Zone, directed by his older brother Richard Elfman. Among his honors are four Academy Award nominations, a Grammy for Batman, an Emmy for Desperate Housewives, the 2002 Richard Kirk Award, and the Disney Legend Award.

His latest score is to the Emily Blunt-led 'The Girl on the Train'. Based on the best selling novel written by Paula Hawkins, 'The Girl on the Train' is a new mystery thriller/drama film directed by Tate Taylor and written by Erin Cressida Wilson. The film stars Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Édgar Ramírez and Lisa Kudrow, and follows an alcoholic divorcée who becomes involved in a missing persons investigation.

In truth, Elfman's scores never really smack you around the face with their "noise", so to speak. Rather, they take you, slowly, methodically on a murky journey (in this case) into a growing level of curiosity factors. Ergo, Elfman's brilliant at capturing a growing obsession and all the darkness that comes with it.

The score closes with "The Girl on the Train - Main Titles", and this track, in particular was a joy to me for it features the vocal styling of Melisa McGregor. True it's a sad and yet, given this moment on screen, a somewhat peaceful track, but the way it bookends the musical portion of this film is majestic, to say the least.

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