Soundtrack Alley: Waterworld


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The tenth episode of SOUNDTRACK ALLEY here on CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO is a discussion between Erik Woods and Randy Andrews about the film and score to the 1995 Kevin Reynolds directed post-apocalyptic adventure film, WATERWORLD, starring Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tina Majorino and Michael Jeter. Set in the distant future, the polar ice cap has completely melted, and the sea level has risen covering nearly all of the land. The plot of the film centres on an otherwise nameless antihero, "The Mariner", a drifter who sails the Earth in his trimaran.

The original score for the film was composed by James Newton Howard, performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and was recorded by Bruce Botnick. The original soundtrack recording was originally released on MCA Soundtracks and was re-released in expanded form by La La Land Records 2017.

On the program, you'll hear Randy and Erik talk about various topics including when they first saw the film, the bloated budget of the film, the use of practical vehicles and sets, the production design, modern composing tropes, how Hans Zimmer and Steve Porcaro assisted in the creation of this score, the contrast between high adventure and world music aesthetics, a detailed breakdown of six essential cues from the score and much more.

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