- March 27, 2017 at 4:00 am #98117
Gus Van Sant is filming his new movie (one that he’s being trying to make for years). There is no composer attached yet, but it looks poised for Awards season, so hopefully Elfman and Van Sant will reunite. The movie stars Joaquin Phoenix and is based on the biography of paraplegic cartoonist John Callahan.March 27, 2017 at 9:32 pm #98120
I’m hopeful he’ll be announced for this soon; he doesn’t seem to have any other upcoming movies (bar Fifty Shades Freed I’m assuming).June 21, 2017 at 6:13 am #98213
“We worked together today, actually.” Seems like he’s already working on this.July 29, 2017 at 12:06 pm #98281
Elfman’s regulars have started adding this to their resumes online (Edgardo Simone and Noah Snyder).
I heard Elfman started work on Justice League around five weeks ago so I wonder how the scheduling worked out.August 30, 2017 at 5:08 am #98295
How’d we all miss this?December 5, 2017 at 8:57 pm #98473
Premiering at Sundance next month (first picture here too).December 15, 2017 at 8:37 pm #98480
Yes, that is the title of the movie. Yes, that is really Joaquin Phoenix and @JonahHill with 70s hair. Yes, Gus Van Sant directs and Rooney Mara + Jack Black co-star. And yes, the film premieres at @sundancefest next month and we're v excited. pic.twitter.com/9YqKYVL5sa
— Amazon Studios (@AmazonStudios) December 15, 2017January 16, 2018 at 8:07 pm #98512
Wait until you get to know John Callahan.
Get your first look at Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot, starring Joaquin Phoenix, @JonahHill, Rooney Mara and Jack Black. Directed by Gus Van Sant.
— Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot (@dontworrymovie) January 16, 2018January 20, 2018 at 11:44 am #98514
Responses out of Sundance seem good.
Love this pictureJanuary 20, 2018 at 11:52 am #98515
‘Set in Van Sant’s native Portland, and zeroing in on a very narrow segment of Callahan’s book, the film once again finds avant-gardist Van Sant operating in ultra-conventional Lasse Hallström mode, spinning a handsome, honey-toned inspirational tale (bolstered by one of the warmest scores of Danny Elfman’s career),’
Also, Elfman and Van Sant are taking part in a ‘Cinema Cafe’ interview in a few hours. These are always really informative and lengthy!January 21, 2018 at 11:26 pm #98516
Van Sant maintains an improvisatory spirit, too. He has elicited a stupendous score from Danny Elfman that’s largely bebop but with alternately eerie and comforting orchestral noodling.
While it doesn’t seem like it’s a home run, this is looking to be Elfman’s first well-received movie since Goosebumps.January 22, 2018 at 7:04 pm #98517
Funny how he kept watching his watch during the Sundance Q&A and I thought that it wasn’t very polite as busy as he is. And then, when they were about to wrap it up, he looked one more time and said “we can have one more question if it’s possible”.
I’ll never doubt of you again Danny, I promise !January 23, 2018 at 7:12 pm #98519
That dual interview was mesmerizing! Also re “looking to be Elfman’s first well-received movie since Goosebumps”, i think it should be noted that though panned by critics, JUSTICE LEAGUE took in $650m+ worldwide and has relatively high audience scores across the board. And while the critics panned TULIP and GIRL, both films received kudos for Elfman’s scores, especially the latter. Just trying to look at the bright side!January 23, 2018 at 7:42 pm #98520
Justice League was a huge underperformer.
True about Elfman getting good notices (even if Tulip Fever made no good use of Elfman’s excellent music) for those films though, and he’s been getting the same for this one.
I’m normally not too fussed on the quality of the movies, but this year has seen Elfman score four big critical duds, so it’s nice to see this get good notices (currently at 90% at Rotten Tomatoes).
I’m also happy for Van Sant, who has made some of my favourite movies – My Own Private Idaho, Drugstore Cowboy, To Die For, Elephant…January 23, 2018 at 9:45 pm #98521
At least this breaks the trend in less than three years, lest we forget the critical dud brigade that was 1998-2001 (CIVIL ACTION to PLANET OF THE APES). *shiver*January 26, 2018 at 2:27 am #98524
So much burgundy on that panel!April 10, 2018 at 8:18 pm #98590
1. Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (Main Title)
2. 1st Drink
3. Phone Call
4. Car Crash
5. Stuck in the Tracks
6. Out of Reach
7. The Kids, Pt. 1
8. Mother’s Name
9. The Liquor Store
11. The Hospital Bed – Alex Somers
13. Drawing Montage
15. Showing Off
16. Donnie is Sick
17. John’s Speech
18. Weepy Donuts
19. The Kids, Pt. 2
20. Good News
21. 12th Step
22. Texas When You Go – John Callahan
23. Auntie Tia – Danny and the Hillbilly BoyzApril 11, 2018 at 10:42 pm #98592
Danny and the Hillbilly Boyz ?!?
It reminds me of Mosley and the B-Men from a midnight run. Hopefully, it’s a new song by Danny.
The movie is already out in theaters in Switzerland. How strange it gets such a late release in the US. Haven’t seen it yet.April 12, 2018 at 6:38 am #98595
It’s coming out next week here as well; it’s not uncommon for smaller films to get advanced wolrdwide release dates but this is quite early indeed.
I’ve read somewhere that the music has elements of bebop so it might be Danny having fun just for the giggles. Anyway, there’s a Weepy Donuts track, all is well.April 12, 2018 at 2:05 pm #98596
CD link. Sony Classical come through again.April 21, 2018 at 6:33 pm #98598
Second clip has score.April 22, 2018 at 8:28 pm #98599
That book store lady is a Michael Stuhlbarg look-alike…
Music sounds really nice.April 24, 2018 at 1:41 pm #98601
Music sounding good in my ears, Again, this is my type of Elfman in 2018.April 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm #98605
Nice write-up. Again, the score is described as ‘jazzy’.May 10, 2018 at 6:57 pm #98612
Cover art is now on Amazon.
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