Saturday, 24 November 2007

Demolition Man - Elliot Goldenthal

A Joel Silver production, Demolition Man was a time travelling action film released in 1993. The film starred Sylvester Stallone as the no-nonsense renegade cop and a pre-Blade Wesley Snipes acting Stallone off the screen as his scenery chewing nemesis. As with many Silver productions the emphasis is on bombast. The soundtrack by Elliot Goldenthal hot on the heels of scoring Alien³ features a cue called Action, Guns, Fun, which pretty much sums up the film.

The Demolition Man soundtrack introduced movie audiences to Elliot Goldenthal's off-beat style that came to fruition in Joel Silver's cartoony Batman movies. Goldenthal's signature big brass clashes and complex, dramatic string arrangements are very much in evidence throughout the soundtrack which won him an ASCAP award in 1994 for best original score.

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