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The Sounds of 'Dark Shadows'

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Gothic soap opera 'Dark Shadows' went off the air in 1971 – but in the new movie adaptation of the series, vampire Barnabas Collins finds himself rather unexpectedly in 1972. We talk with the film’s music supervisor, Mike Higham, about choosing music of the era for the Tim Burton project.


Mike Higham

Comments [3]


love the moody blues............

May. 11 2012 10:42 PM
Siouxie from Bronx

I was in grammar school during most of "Dark Shadows" time on television. It was on at 4 p.m., and many of my classmates were really into the show. So I checked it out but couldn't take the sluggish pace. It was a true soap opera in that sense. Not much happened, just a lot of standing around and talking.

As far as the Burton film, why does he turn everything into a cartoon? His work has become formula.

May. 11 2012 02:06 PM
Julia from UK

Dark Shadows touched the heart of many school age children and their parents. Its great to see it back in the limelight. For people who want to learn more about the original show--Barnabas & Company chronicles a show that started as a NYC Golf producers dream and flows into nationwide theaters tonight.

May. 11 2012 02:05 PM

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