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Don Juan DeMarco
(1995)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, Conducted, Co-Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated by:
Robert Elhai

Co-Produced by:
Stephen McLaughlin
Christopher Brooks

Song Co-Written and Performed by:
Bryan Adams
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
A&M Records
(April 18th, 1995)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular U.S. release.
Awards
AWARDS
The Adams song "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a Grammy Award. Kamen's score was nominated for a Golden Globe.
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Buy it... if you enjoy romantic Mexican and flamenco music led by traditional acoustic guitar performances and lofty strings.

Avoid it... if you only seek the Bryan Adams song and are not interested in the orchestral underscore despite the fact that it expands upon the song's melodic lines with affection.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #595
WRITTEN 6/19/03, REVISED 4/2/09
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Don Juan DeMarco: (Michael Kamen) This Jeremy Leven film of 1995 offers the story of Johnny Depp's delusional character, who claims to be Don Juan (the world's greatest lover) and thus also claims to have rolled around in the sack with more than his fair share of beautiful females. His psychiatrist, played by Marlon Brando (who allegedly showed up at filming sessions naked from the waist down), must analyze his patient to sort out strands of reality and, at the same time, live up to the romantic aspirations of his wife (played by Faye Dunaway). With lush flashbacks from the psychiatric sessions to the adventures of Don Juan in Mexico, the film is the ultimate romantic comedy. Some people have claimed that the entire Don Juan reference is false, because Depp's actions in the film more closely resemble those of Casanova rather than Don Juan, but that's beside the point. The film's charm resides in masterful dialogue performed flawlessly by the ensemble cast and Michael Kamen's spirited Latin score. One of the most successful songwriter/composer pairings in Hollywood during the 1990's consisted of Kamen and Bryan Adams. After their dominance of all music charts and some awards for "Everything I Do..." from the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, for which Kamen wrote the score, the two would collaborate once again for Don Juan DeMarco, a project which contained the promise of equal blockbuster potential. The song co-written by Adams and Kamen for the production follows the consistent line of being adapted throughout the score as the orchestral theme of the film. Not that many people would notice this fact, however, because most audiences immediately grew attached to "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" and unfortunately disregarded the score. Going on to all of the same awards recognition, the song was strangely the last major success story of the Kamen/Adams collaboration, an unfortunate turn of events. In many ways, Don Juan DeMarco was a better match for the two guitar enthusiasts than Robin Hood ever was, injecting considerable authentic personality into the later score. More importantly, Kamen managed to address the comedic flair of the tale without even approaching the boundary of parody.



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Average: 3.42 Stars
***** 83 5 Stars
**** 106 4 Stars
*** 93 3 Stars
** 49 2 Stars
* 34 1 Stars
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Thanks, Christian
Southall - June 26, 2003, at 1:07 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 45:42
• 1. Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? - performed by Bryan Adams (4:54)
• 2. Habanera (2:10)
• 3. Don Juan (4:08)
• 4. I Was Born in Mexico (2:28)
• 5. Love at First Sight - performed by Michael Kamen, Jose Hernandez, and Nydia (2:49)
• 6. Doņa Julia (5:11)
• 7. Don Alfonso (6:45)
• 8. Arabia (7:52)
• 9. Don Octavio del Flores (1:49)
• 10. Doņa Ana (7:32)
(listed track times on album are all slightly incorrect)

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