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Chocolat: Music from the Miramax Motion Picture (2001 Film)
Rachel Portman
Chocolat: Music from the Miramax Motion Picture (2001 Film)
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Soundtracks
 
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Director Lasse Hallstrom's recipe for Chocolat is bittersweet, a tale of human hope and frailty imbued with no small amount of symbolism. It's a story that requires a deft, sensitive musical touch, and Hallstrom has wisely...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Rachel Portman
Title: Chocolat: Music from the Miramax Motion Picture (2001 Film)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 1/5/2001
Re-Release Date: 1/9/2001
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Soundtracks
Styles: Swing Jazz, Marches
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 696998947221

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Director Lasse Hallstrom's recipe for Chocolat is bittersweet, a tale of human hope and frailty imbued with no small amount of symbolism. It's a story that requires a deft, sensitive musical touch, and Hallstrom has wisely turned again to English composer Rachel Portman for the honors. As she did on The Legend of Bagger Vance and her previous, Academy Award-nominated collaboration with Hallstrom, The Cider House Rules, Portman walks the fine line between preciousness and delicacy with grace and dignity. The gypsy flavor of Django Reinhardt's and Stephane Grappelli's "Minor Swing" sets the story's place and time, while Portman's gentle pastoral melodies outline its emotional core, with a few gratifying excursions into more Euro-ethnic music to keep it well-seasoned. The result is another quiet, powerful Portman masterpiece. --Jerry McCulley

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Sinfully Delicious
Amaranth | Northern California | 05/31/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Rachel Portman's "Chocolat" is an exquisitely delicious soundtrack. It perfectly complements Lasse Hallstrom's sensuous movie about temptation, longing, and love. There's the music of Duke Ellington (it's set in post-WW II France) and Django Reinhardt, the famous Gipsy guitarist. The opening theme is an amazing blend of Gipsy and South American music (panpipes) It evokes the character of Vianne, the beautiful chocolatier, the daughter of a French scientist and a Mayan maiden who healed with cacao. "Chocolat" is an irresistible temptation!"
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Mr. Kenneth G. Relf | England | 07/24/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The CD received of the music from the film CHOCOLAT was exellent, and made very enjoyable listening, it arrived in wonderful condition, and was received before the expected date, it has been played many times over, Many Thanks,it was a pleasure to do business with your goodselves, Ken Relf"
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Lorraine Rogers | Bomaderry NSW Aust | 11/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Absolutely Fabulous!!! This is my equal favourite Johnny Depp Movie the other being the "POTC TRILOGY". It is a wonderful story with a great cast of actors, beautiful music and of course the most gorgeous leading man. All I can say is that this movie is a "MUST SEE"."