Danny Elfman's Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot
Danny Elfman reunites with Director Gus van Sant
with his original score for
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot
One of the most acclaimed and distinctive film composers of his generation, four-time Academy Award® nominee Danny Elfman 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. Opening nationwide July 13, the film is a based on John Callahan, one of the most iconic American cartoonists, and his one-of-a-kind story of struggle and redemption. Sony Classical has released the film’s original soundtrack recording on July 13.
“The amazing and brilliant score for Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot is one of my favorite Danny Elfman musical compositions,” Van Sant writes, in his liner note for the original soundtrack recording. “It has one foot in stark reality, while the other foot has a sense of humor.”
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 yes, if the cartoonist is John Callahan – whose infamous work has graced the pages of Omni, Penthouse and The New Yorker – and if he's telling it in his own words and pictures.
Callahan's uncensored account of his troubled – and sometimes impossible – life is also genuinely inspiring. Without self-pity or self-righteousness, this film tells us how a quadriplegic with a healthy libido has sex, what it's like to live in the exit-less maze of the welfare system, where a cartoonist finds his comedy, and how a man with no reason to believe in anything discovers his own brand of faith.
Available as CD from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany and on vinyl from Music on Vinyl, The Netherlands.