Colossal Trailer Music – Headless Body in Topless Bar – Moon Spell – Alexandros Nikolaidis
Welcome to Mik’s “Lost and Found” Bar & Grill, where the drinks are spellbinding, the house special comes with a side of mystery, and love is a dish best served hot, and headless.
Colossal Trailer Music – Headless Body in Topless Bar – Snow Angels – Benjamin Zecker
We never forget our first love. They leave an indelible mark on our hearts. One of my fondest middle school romance memories takes me back to Las Cruces, NM, where I met my first young love, a charmingly adorable Latino boy.
One night, we cuddled under a pile of blankets and watched Edward Scissorhands, a romantic dark fantasy film directed by bizarre genius, Tim Burton. It was the first time I recall enjoying a love story (perhaps the make-out session helped). I adored this extraordinarily odd tale, and fell in love with the whimsical score Elfman wove around it. That moment forever cemented my fondness for all things Elfman and Burton.
I fell pretty hard for the boy, too. But, we moved far away shortly after. To his credit, he wrote me love letters for well over a year. I have them still…
In the spirit of Danny Elfman, one of my favorite and most distinctive film composers, I’m hosting a delightfully strange writing adventure in collaboration with Colossal Trailer Music, where YOU, dear readers, will have the chance to be immortalized as a quirky character in our bizarre, but heartwarming, love story.
Lost and Found Challenge
Share your favorite Danny Elfman score/film in the comments section below by February 15th, and Colossal Trailer Music and I will choose three commenters to star as characters in our bizarre Tim Burton-style love story, “Lost and Found”, debuting February 17-19 during WEP’s Valentines challenge! Swing by to read our story for a chance to WIN a digital copy of Colossal’s enchanting Elfman-inspired album, Headless Body in Topless Bar!
16 thoughts on “Lost and Found”
Such a bittersweet movie.
Elfman has done so many scores. I’m going to go way back and say his score for Batman Returns. (Followed by Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight!)
LikeLiked by 1 person
Hmm, not that sounds interesting – “love is a dish best served hot, and headless.”
Another unique challenge you’ve presented, love your imagination!
I’d choose Chicago or The Wolfman or even a dozen others. 🙂
LikeLiked by 1 person
I had one of those…but more innocent. We were 10 and he moved away. Guaranteed if he stayed close by, we would have become something. My life would have ended up much, much different.
I really loved Big Fish, way back in 2002 or 3… Oddly strange and surreal, just how I like my movies! And Edward Scissorhands has a special place in my heart x
My favorite is Corpse Bride. Chilling fun and creepy romance. My kind of movie. Loved the soundtrack, too. Here’s the link I go to get the willies on cold, dark nights! https://youtu.be/AGACeWVdFqo
I like Danny Elfman’s Spiderman theme which I enjoyed much more than that of the usually great composer James Horner. Loved your reflection of your first love here. I, too, talked of first love … but that of Steve Rogers for Peggy Carter as I wrote what I fear will be the true ending of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. I even have a matching video of it to echo my story. 🙂 Come check it out.
Have to say Nightmare Before Christmas. I’m always getting This Is Halloween stuck in my head.
Aww, sweet. Edward Scissorhands is an amazing movie…Johnny Depp helps. Lovely that you kept the love letters from the time. Cuteness indeed!
I’m not really a movie person, but I love Edward Scissorhands. Well, I love Johnny Depp. 🙂
You kept the letters – how cute is that?
I love that you still have the love letters from your teen love! Do you ever get them out and read them? It’s fun to relive those nostalgic moments… Thanks for sharing your story
Love the Edward Scissorhands/Danny Elfman score.
Michele at Angels Bark
My husband used to write me letters when we were dating. I still have them. Love letters are probably a thing of the past in our digital age.
Best served hot and headless, huh? Now that’s starting a post out with a chuckle.
Edward Scissorhands was a cute movie, but I wasn’t making out with a cute boy when I watched it. I watched it with my kids. 🙂
I love that you’ve held onto those letters. Me, too. I have every letter my husband wrote me when he was in the Army. We weren’t married very long when he went to Vietnam, so those letters are pretty precious to me.
Nice post (smile) February Co-host visit. Blessings!
Your young love story sounds like something that might have happened to my sister. My letter writing probably might go one for 2 or 3 exchanges but I’d usually stop kind of quick. So much easier today with email or what have you.
Elfman? I always liked when he was with Oingo Boingo. They put out some pretty neat albums.
Tossing It Out
Wrote By Rote
It’s a nice memory to have. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Such great memories. I too have saved so many different letters from my past. Both the pen-pals from overseas, and those I received from women in my youth. Edward Scissorhands was such a cool film.
My favourite Danny Elfman score, Mars Attacks. It’s bizarre and funny, just like me.