Edward Scissorhands
Danny Elfman

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It's unsurprising that the modern fable of Edward Scissorhands (directed by Tim Burton and featuring a breakthrough performance from Johnny Depp) has since been adapted into a ballet by Matthew Bourne.

But it's Danny Elfman's score for the film that has found the most musical favour. It's classic Elfman: ethereal, otherworldly and, when it needs to be, humorous, too.