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Atonement
Dario Marianelli, Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Atonement
Genre: Soundtracks
 
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MUSIC COMPOSED BY DARIO MARIANELLI PIANO SOLOS PERFORMED BY JEAN YVES-THIBAUDET THE BIG-SCREEN ADAPTATION OF IAN MCKEWAN'S BEST-SELLING NOVEL STARRING KIERA KNIGHTLEY The filmmakers of Pride and Prejudice (director Joe Wri...  more »

      

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All Artists: Dario Marianelli, Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Title: Atonement
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Decca
Original Release Date: 12/4/2007
Release Date: 12/4/2007
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genre: Soundtracks
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 028947661955, 0028947661955, 002894766195

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MUSIC COMPOSED BY DARIO MARIANELLI PIANO SOLOS PERFORMED BY JEAN YVES-THIBAUDET THE BIG-SCREEN ADAPTATION OF IAN MCKEWAN'S BEST-SELLING NOVEL STARRING KIERA KNIGHTLEY The filmmakers of Pride and Prejudice (director Joe Wright) reunite for Atonement, based on the award-winning, best-selling 2002 novel, a classic British romance that spans several decades. Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's (Academy Award® nominee Kiera Knightley--Pride and Prejudice) lover (James McAvoy--The Last King of Scotland) of a crime he did not commit. Focus Features presents Atonement, opening December 7 in theatres nationwide. The Decca soundtrack will be released on December 4 and features original music by Academy Award® nominee Dario Marianelli, (Pride and Prejudice) with piano solos performed by Decca artist Jean Yves-Thibaudet.

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CD Reviews

Dario Marianelli has done it again.
John Williams | Budapest, Hungary | 12/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Well, it's so good to know, that once the great composers, such as John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Maurice Jarre, and so on, will be gone, the film music lovers won't be left with the void of silence. Dario Marianelli is one of the greatest hopes of film music today. His masterful Oscar-nominated score for Pride and Prejudice drew attention on him right away, and we are not dissapointed in him this time either. Marianelli's music for the beautiful romantic drama Atonement starring Keira Knightley and James MacAwoy, and directed by Joe Wwright(who directed P&P, as his brilliant first feature film) is nothing less than great. His themes are sweeping, and fluent, like a buquet of floating emotions. I particularly liked the use of an extraordinary percussionlike sound, a circa 1935-typewriter, which is, no dobt, a unique choice of the composer. Altogether I can state without regret, that Dario Marianelli's own musical style and presence in the world of modern film music is firm as a rock, and his Gloden Globe-nominated score for Atonement can aspire easily for a well deserved Academy Award for best original score in 2008."
A soundtrack that can stand on it's own,even apart from the
KerrLines | Baltimore,MD | 01/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Dario Marianelli is becoming a composer of such high quality, that it is pure listening joy to hear the composer of "Pride and Prejudice" now EXCEED that masterful work with his sweeping romantically lush soundtrack to ATONEMENT.To have the talent of French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet playing throughout a superior film is one thing,but to let the music simply stand alone for pure listening pleasure is the hallmark IMO of the superior film soundtrack.This is only one of two soundtracks that I feel worthy this year to purchase.Marianelli is heavy in the string department.His music puts a certain rhythm to the film and this swiftly paced soundtrack emulating typing and hurried footsteps is simply exciting.It is so easy to remember the film when I hear the soundtrack,but if I had heard the soundtrack first, then I WOULD have made a point to see the film.All in all,Marianelli is my man to which John Williams,Hans Zimmer,Howard Shore et al need to "pass the baton".
PAY WHAT YOU MUST! NOTE: this soundtrack WON THE GOLDEN GLOBE!!!!!!!!!"
Even Better Than His Last Great Score
Dean K. Staub | 12/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I loved Marianelli's movie score for the very successful 2005 version of 'Pride and Prejudice', but believe it or not, this score for the movie 'Atonement" is even better!!--------The first words that came to mind for me today when I listened to this classical instrumental score for the first time were, 'extremely lush'. The many primary cello and piano parts will just make you melt! Marianelli also has several unique creative surprises in these cues that will delight you. ----------The score definitely caught me by surprise, because I was playing it as backround music today and by track ten, 'Elegy to Dunkirk', I found myself weeping on the work I was doing!!---------------This is definitely one of those scores that can stand alone as a listening experience, so you can certainly buy it now without seeing the movie which is still in limited release as of this writing.--- I plan to listen to it many times today, and I have not seen the movie.----------You may want to buy it now at the initial 12.99 price which is lower than the initial price of his last score (P&P), or even if it goes up a couple dollars, because just like Marianelli's last major score, the price may go UP after everyone discovers how good it is. The cd I bought after the 'Pride and Prejudice' initial release, is STILL cheaper than the prices of that two year old score today, including the 'used' prices being offered ----------- At this point I would give this original score for 'Atonement' the Oscar for 2007 hands down! Remember, it already was nominated for the Golden Globe for best original musical score this year, so get yours before the price gets inflated! Edited Update: 1/8/2008----------------I just saw the movie itself, and without a doubt more than any other movie I have seen, the star of 'Atonement' IS the score!!-------Without it the movie would not hold together. This is a landmark score you cannot miss!------I am not one to give this kind of praise lightly.--------Update: 2\24\08, Wins Academy Award for best musical score as well as the Golden Globe earlier.-----Now that's even more incentive to give it a try!"