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Darkman
(1990)
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Composed and Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated by:
Steve Bartek

Conducted and Co-Orchestrated by:
Shirley Walker
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
MCA Records
(August 17th, 1990)
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Regular U.S. release, but out of print. Sells for $20 or more as of 2006.
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Buy it... if you just can't get enough tragedy out of Batman and wouldn't mind a re-hash of its motifs and action music in a lesser-quality rendition.

Avoid it... if you never bought into the Batman score in the first place.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #650
WRITTEN 9/24/96, REVISED 1/24/06
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Darkman: (Danny Elfman) Long before composer Danny Elfman would team with director Sam Raimi for the highly successful first two Spider-Man films, there came the very early Raimi film Darkman, the start of the director/producer's fascination with comic book heroes. After the massive success of Batman in 1989 --for both the fate of comic book characters on the big screen and for Elfman in that genre-- a significant number of other adaptations began to flow into theatres throughout the 1990's. Interestingly, Darkman was one of the few not to be based on a historical character. Instead of adapting an existing character, Raimi and a host of writers concocted the story of Dr. Peyton Westlake, a talented scientist experimenting with synthetic skin who is left for dead (and badly mangled) after hitmen destroy his lab. In the process, Westlake's nerves are altered by doctors and he achieves both superhuman strength and uncontrollable rage. Obsessed with the destruction of his enemies, as well as the lost love of his girlfriend, the Darkman goes about his revenge while using his synthetic skin to assume multiple characters, including his former self. A nightmare of a picture, Darkman is as much a product of its Gothic surroundings as Batman was, and it's no surprise whatsoever that Danny Elfman would agree to score the picture. At that period in Elfman's career, the composer couldn't get enough of tragic characters, and his music for those characters was usually as consistent in its symphonic depth as it was in its success. While Darkman is not as well known as Batman and Edward Scissorhands, it contains many of the same basic structures that Elfman fans have come to love from the morbidly tragic scores from that period of Elfman's work. Unfortunately, Darkman also suffers from the effect of using the table scraps from those other scores.



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216 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.02 Stars
***** 38 5 Stars
**** 47 4 Stars
*** 52 3 Stars
** 41 2 Stars
* 38 1 Stars
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Darkman Formula
Bruno Costa - December 16, 2010, at 11:44 a.m.
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Review is insane
Ryan - April 12, 2006, at 11:35 a.m.
1 comment  (2977 views)
Not impressed
Julio Gomez - March 10, 2006, at 6:42 a.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 40:13
• 1. Main Titles (1:37)
• 2. Woe, The Darkman, Woe (6:09)
• 3. Rebuilding/Failure (3:16)
• 4. Love Theme (0:56)
• 5. Julie Transforms (1:11)
• 6. Rage/Peppy Science (1:37)
• 7. Cheating Pauley (3:19)
• 8. Double Durante (1:50)
• 9. The Plot Unfolds/Dancing Freak (7:01)
• 10. Carnival from Hell (3:16)
• 11. Julie Discovers Darkman (1:59)
• 12. High Steel (4:19)
• 13. Finale (End Credits) (3:39)

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