Dario Marianelli: 2008 Oscar for best soundtrack

February 26, 2008

After two years of disappointing “winners,” the Academy awarded a well deserved Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score to the Italian composer, Dario Marianelli for his score to ATONEMENT. Not since Alexandre Desplat have I heard such a terrific new voice in film music. Watch the film and listen carefully to his excellent work. If you like it, buy the soundtrack. There is much more music than what you hear in this extended trailer, but you get a rough idea. I love how the typewriter stroke first appears as an onscreen sound, and then as a found object for the underscore.

Bravo!!

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Photo: Dario Marianelli
Photo date: 24 February 2008
Photo by Steve Granitz – © WireImage.com – Image courtesy WireImage.com

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Drew Schnurr February 26, 2008 at 12:03 pm

I loved this film. A powerful and seamless convergence… wonderful story telling, acting, visuals, sound design, and music. Go Dario!

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