Title - 'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot' [OST]
Artist - Danny Elefman
For those not in the know, Danny Elfman is an American composer, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Elfman first became known for being the lead singer and songwriter for the band Oingo Boingo from 1974 to 1995. He is well known for scoring films and television shows, particularly his frequent collaborations with director Tim Burton.
In 1976, Elfman entered the film industry as an actor. In 1980, he scored his first film, Forbidden Zone, directed by his older brother Richard Elfman.
Among his honors are four Oscar nominations, a Grammy for Batman, an Emmy for Desperate Housewives, six Saturn Awards for Best Music, the 2002 Richard Kirk Award, and the Disney Legend Award.
And so, one of the most acclaimed and distinctive film composers of his generation, the four-time Academy Award® nominee now collaborates once again with director Gus Van Sant with his original score for Van Sant's new Amazon Studios film, 'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot'.
After Portland slacker John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) nearly loses his life in a car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment - with encouragement from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill) - Callahan discovers a gift for drawing edgy, irreverent newspaper cartoons that develop a national following and grant him a new lease on life.
Based on a true story, this poignant, insightful and often funny drama about the healing power of art is adapted from Callahan's autobiography and directed by two-time Oscar® nominee Gus Van Sant. Jack Black, Carrie Brownstein, Beth Ditto and Kim Gordon also star.
Released by Sony Classical on July 13th, 2018, the film's original soundtrack recording contains 23 tracks that are, without a shadow of a doubt, some of his best work yet.
'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot' asks the question, "Is it possible to find humor – corrosive, taboo-shattering, laugh-till-you-cry humor – in the story of a 38-year-old- cartoonist who's both a quadriplegic and a recovering alcoholic?"
The answer is (spoiler) yes, but what Elfman brings to the compositional table is a collection of tracks that, well, for want of a better word, track the journey taken by our lead and his family and friends.
The main title itself is a mini marvel of a cut and truly brings you into this cinematic world of 'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot' perfectly. Also inclusive of a cut from cartoonist John Callahan himself on 'Texas When You Go,' and culminating in a rather fun 'Auntie Tia' from Danny and the Hillbilly Boyz, Elfman has, once again, struck musical soundtrack gold here, my friends.
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