13. 01. 2007: You can read interview with Dario
Marianelli about his work on ATONEMENT and upcoming THE
SOLOIST on Music from the Movies. Also available
on Music from the Movies is the interview with Jean-Yves
12. 2007: OPAL DREAM samples
are now online. Also added various suited (edited by Carlean)
from Dario Marianelli's 2007 movies (Goodbye Bafana,
Atonement, The Brave One) and his older Shooting Dogs
21. 12. 2007: OPAL DREAM tracklist is now online.
Samples coming by the end of the year. The recent Satellite
Award for best original score went to Alberto Iglesias for his
The Kite Runner score. Atonement won in best adapted
screenplay cathegory only.
14. 12. 2007: The Broadcast Film Critics Association
has also announced their award nominees, including the music
Marco Beltrami - 3:10 to Yuma
Desplat - Lust, Caution
Clint Eastwood - Grace Is Gone
Jonny Greenwood - There Will Be Blood
Alan Menken - Enchanted
Here you can read selections of
review of ATONEMENT mentioning Dario Marianelli's score. For
more quotations, check today's Film Score Daily.
"Two characters make significant use of
a typewriter ó one is an aspiring playwright, the other a
yearning rural swain -- but the sound of the machine is
co-opted by Dario Marianelli, who wrote the movie's score and
who conjoins the clack-clacking of mechanical composition with
the steady plink of a repeated piano note. At a climactic
moment Brenda Blethyn, who can be as subtle an actress as Mr.
Marianelli is a composer, leaps screaming from the darkness
and begins beating on the hood of a car with an umbrella, a
tocsin that joins the plink and the clack in a small symphony
of literal-minded irrelevance."
A.O. Scott, New
"As I said, there are many accomplishments in
this movie, from the character-defining costumes to the
breathtaking cinematography, not to mention Dario Marinelli's
lush score, which takes its percussive beats from the clacking
of Briony's typewriter keys."
Lou Lumenick, New
"Wright attempts to compensate for the growing
slackness with mighty, Oscar-ish flourishes of music, sound
(the banging of a manual typewriter sounds like a gunshot,
which is probably the point) and photography, the highlight
being Robbie's surreal journey through the confusion of the
massive Dunkirk evacuation."
Philadelphia Daily News
"So it falls to composer Dario Marianelli to
supply the course-correcting clackety bits that shore up the
subtext. It makes sense that the clicks and pings embedded in
the melodious musical themes arrive haltingly at first - in
imitation of a young typist's mechanical limitations."
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Almost the first sound we hear in Joe
Wright's 'Atonement' is the tap of typewriter keys. Soon, the
tapping becomes regular, like drumbeats, and it sets the tempo
for the music that comes surging in."
Lane, The New Yorker
"And where 'Pride & Prejudice' took a more
realistic look to [Jane] Austen's universe, 'Atonement'
consciously evokes the acting conventions and romantic cliches
of '30s/'40s melodramas -- from the cut-glass British accents,
through Dario Marinaelli's romantic, kinetic score, to the
starchy period look."
Derek Elley, Variety
"Dario Marianelli's evocative score, with
typewriter keys used as percussion, adds greatly to the film's
Ray Bennett, Hollywood
13. 12. 2007: Dario Marianelli's score for Joe
Wright's ATONEMENT was nominated for the Golden Globe award in
Best Original Score cathegory. The film was also nominated for
6 additional awards including nominations for both lead
actors, supporting actress in drama, best director, best
screenplay and best motion picture drama. The ceremony will
took place on January 13th and will be broadcasted on NBC. For
the complete list of nominees, visit Golden Globe website.
Michael Brook/Kaki King/Eddie
Vedder (Into the Wild)
Clint Eastwood (Grace is
Alberto Iglesias (The Kite Runner)
Howard Shore (Eastern Promises)
08. 12. 2007: Promotional CD-R (sourced from MP3) of
Dario Marianelli's score (co-composed by Christian Henson)
for OPAL DREAM is now available. Total length is 28:25
and CD contains 14 tracks. More information and samples coming
04. 12. 2007: ATONEMENT soundtrack released on Decca
Records today in the US.
30. 11. 2007: The
International Press Academy has announced the nominees for the
2007 Satellite Awards, which acknowledge achievements in film,
television, DVD and new media. The 12th annual ceremony will
be held Dec. 16 in Century City, with awards going out in 49
categories. The rest of the nominees can be found here.
SATELLITE AWARDS ORIGINAL
Dario Marianelli, "Atonement" (Focus
James Newton Howard, "The Lookout" (Miramax
Michael Giacchino, "Ratatouille" (Buena Vista
Alberto Iglesias, "The Kite Runner" (Paramount
Howard Shore, "Eastern Promises" (Focus
Nick Cave, "The Assassination of Jesse James"
(Warner Bros. Pictures)
24. 11. 2007: Along with Alexandre Desplat's LUST
CAUTION and Howard Shore's EASTERN PROMISES, Dario
Marianelli's score from ATONEMENT is being suggested by
production company Focus Features for Best original score
Awards. In case you have trouble reading the description,
it says: "Atonement has been rendered on the screen so
well that it ranks with the best novel adaptations of
recent years. Dario Marianelli's evocative score, with
typewriter keys used as perscussion, adds greatly to this
film's emotional power."
2007: Links to numerous
reviews of ATONEMENT, THE BRAVE ONE and BEYOND THE GATES added
to links section. If you haven't ordered ATONEMENT
through Amazon.co.uk already, you can pre-order US edition of
the CD on SAE for a very reasonable price.
Soundtrack will be released in United States on December,
2007: From today's Film Music Weekly: "Following the
Oscar-nominated Pride and Prejudice and the current Atonement,
which is getting rave reviews everywhere, Dario Marianelli
works on his third film for director Joe Wright: THE SOLOIST.
The composer has been working in Los Angeles recording music
that will be featured in the film, which stars Jamie Foxx as
the musical prodigy Nathaniel Ayers whose career as a
violinist and cellist is prevented by schizophrenia. Based on
a true story the film is scheduled
to premiere in 2009 and also stars Robert Downey Jr. Filming
begins in January."
Dario Marianelli was also one of the
honorees of ASCAP award (for V FOR VENDETTA) at the gala
dinner and awards presentation honored those writer and
publisher members of the PRS whose repertory is licensed by
ASCAP and was among its most
performed works in the U.S. during 2006. The ceremony took place
on October 10 at The Grosvenor House Hotel in
2007: ATONEMENT samples are
now online! Track times added to the discography. Also
upcoming Asif Kapadia's FAR NORTH added to the
NORTH's poster can be seen in high resolution here.
: You can already pre-order
BEYOND THE GATES aka SHOOTING DOGS
SAE now. There are also 4
clips from the score available and you can listen to cue
Is God Here? on
Movie Score Media's website.
Total length of the CD is approximately 34:33 and the shipping
will start on October 9th. Tracklist added to the
Here is the brief info about the score
from the press statement:
Award-nominated composer Dario Marianelli (Pride and
Prejudice, The Brothers Grimm, V for Vendetta) has crafted one
of his most beautiful and emotionally charged scores for the
British drama BEYOND THE GATES, known outside the USA as
SHOOTING DOGS. Scheduled for release on October 9, 2007,
MovieScore Media proudly presents the original soundtrack
album from the film, featuring Marianelli’s orchestral score
in conjunction with a number of African songs performed by the
Chorale de Kigali and the Voices of Kicukiro in Rwanda.
GATES, starring Oscar nominated actor John Hurt, Hugh Dancy
and Dominique Horwitz, is veteran director Michael
Caton-Jones’ very strong film about the horrendous genocide in
Rwanda in 1994, where 800,000 people were killed in 100 days.
Composer Dario Marianelli, who is no stranger to the genre
having scored Michael Winterbottom’s much acclaimed In This
World in 2002, says that the music had to connect with the
story in “a very direct and truthful way”. While doing
research for the score, Marianelli discovered that at the time
of the genocide a lot of Tutsis were listening to the songs of
Cecile Kayirebwa, who had become the voice of their plight.
“The power of the images, and of the truth behind them, was
crying for something simple and direct, and I thought that if
I could find the right kind of woman’s voice, it could have a
very direct emotional impact,” Dario Marianelli explains. The
voice of Cecile Kayirebwa was the “hook” needed as to anchor
the score in the real suffering of the period.
Under it’s original title, SHOOTING DOGS,
the film has been recently released theatrically in countries
such as Germany, Spain and Japan. For the US market, the film
is released as BEYOND THE GATES on DVD on September 18, 2007,
by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
BEYOND THE GATES
marks MovieScore Media’s second Dario Marianelli album (the
other one was the label’s first entry in the ‘Discovery
Collection’: I Capture the Castle, MMS07004)."
12. 9. 2007: On
website you can listen to few
more cues from the score as a stream audio. The CD has already
been released in EU and sound samples are hopefully coming
soon. THE BRAVE ONE CD has also been released
and clips are
now available. On October
2nd, Movie Score Media will release Dario Marianelli's
soundtrack for BEYOND THE GATES aka
DOGS a 2005 genocide drama, starring
John Hurt and directed by Michael
25. 8. 2007
: THE BRAVE
ONE tracklist added to the discography. You can
pre-order the CD (about 45 minutes long) onVarese,Colosseum , SAE and
15. 8. 2007: Tracklist and cover
of ATONEMENT added to the discography page.
No track times available yet. You can load higher resolution
version of front cover by clicking on it. You can already
pre-order ATONEMENT soundtrack on Amazon UKand US (available as much more
expensive UK import). Soundtrack will be released on September
14. 8. 2007: Cover art of Dario
Marianelli's THE BRAVE ONE is available on
Colosseum's website where you can also
pre-order the CD. There is no tracklist available yet. Click
on the image to see the front cover in higher resolution.
According to website of Dario Marianelli agency Air-Edel he
will also provide the score for the upcoming Asif Kapadia's
movie FAR NORTH with Michelle Yeoh and Sean
Bean. So far no release date was announced yet. From the index
page of this site are sections
Links andConcert workaccessible
1. 8. 2007: You can download international
trailer for ATONEMENT here. On the film's official website also
appear two cues (used in the trailers) as stream
3. 7. 2007: Soundtrack THE
BRAVE ONE will be released by Varese Sarabande on
September 11th. The score is described on Varese's website as:
"The riveting original score for The Brave
One was composed by Academy Award nominee (Pride &
Prejudice) Dario Marianelli."
2007: First poster for THE BRAVE ONE is now available.
You can see it in larger resolution here. There is a small mention about the
soundtrack release "Soundtrack album on Varese Sarabande CDs".
You can download THE BRAVE ONE
trailer here. According to Mikael Carlsson ATONEMENT score has already been
recorded in Air Lyndhurst Studios. ATONEMENT will be opening Venice
film festival at the end of August and then released on
September 14th in UK.
4. 6. 2007: Tracklist of promotional CD Film
Music of Dario Marianelli added to the discography. Added
exclusive samples from HAPPY
NOW, CHEEKY ,
IN THIS WORLD, PANDAEMONIUM and SEPTEMBER to the pages of
individual projects. More on the way...
2007: You can pre-order upcoming I CAPTURE THE CASTLE CD on Intrada or SAE now (SAE pre-order page
features a few clips from the score). CD is coming on May 29
as the first release in Movie Score Media's Discovery Series.
Tracklist added to the discography section. Total length
: Upcoming release of Dario Marianelli's I CAPTURE THE CASTLE on Movie
score media will be delayed of two weeks. Both online release
and CD should be available on May 22. CD will be available
through various online stores including Intrada and Screen
Archives for USD 19.99.
14. 4. 2007: According to this article published on
Soundtrack.net two days ago, Movie Score Media producer Mikael
Carlsson confirmed that all their upcoming releases will be
not only available for
download but also on CDs distributed through Screen
The first CD to receive this treatment will be The Piano Tuner
of Earthquakes composed by Christopher Slaski released on
12. 4. 2007 : Added
more details regarding most of the upcoming and
recent projects. You can download trailer for the
upcoming horor movie SHROOMS here. The highest
resolution teaser trailer for upcomingJoe Wright's ATONEMENT you can download here. New version of the
website coming very soon.
8. 4. 2007: GOODBYE BAFANA tracklist added to
the discography section. Updated filmography section with a
couple of new sound clips from PANDAEMONIUM, CHEEKY, I CAPTURE
THE CASTLE, SHOOTING DOGS, PASSED BY and THE RETURN. Stay
tuned for more details regarding the upcoming projects and
GOODBYE BAFANA sound clips coming within the next few
29. 3. 2007: Two new
Dario Marianelli releases are on the way. The first is the
original score soundtrack for GOODBYE BAFANA released on April,
10 by Colosseum Records. About 4 weeks later Dario's 2003
score for I CAPTURE THE CASTLE
will finally see the light of the day thanks to
Mikael Carlsson's online label Movie Score Media. Stay tuned
for more information regarding both releases and
soon-to-be-updated filmography section with a lot of new
upcoming and recent projects and more sound clips.
27. 8. 2006: Dario was officially
confirmed as the composer of Joe Wright's (Pride and
Prejudice) upcoming film ATONEMENT,
which is being shot these days in UK and will be released next
year during the break of August and September. You can see a
couple of photos from the shooting here or check the project details here.
You can watch a BBC videointerview with Dario about his work
on SHOOTING DOGS here (available as stream video
only). If you are interested in seeing the trailer for
upcoming Asif Kapadia's THE RETURN
you can download it here
Dario finished his work
on upcoming Sarah Michelle Gellar supernatural thriller THE RETURN directed by Asif "The
Warrior" Kapadia and is currently working on the new project
of danish director Bille August about Nelson Mandela called GOODBYE BEFANA. The Return will be released in
theaters on November 17th, 2006, while
Goodbye Befana will be released around November/December
to be acceptable for Academy
7. 2006: Dario Marianelli visited Soncinemad film
music festival and participated in discussions with fans and
CD signing. You can check 2 of photos from the festival with
here and. Some comments from lucky
visitors of the festival follow:
"I enjoyed a lot
the seminar day with the conferences with Chris Young, Hans
Zimmer & Harry Gregson-Williams and Dario Marianelli.
(...) Dario Marianelli was also very kind and humble. I
interviewed him in Plaza Mayor while drinking a cocktail and
he was really nice and open. His masterclass conference
moderated by Mikael Carlsson was also one of the best moments
of the day."
"Finally, there was
Mikael's interview with Dario Marianelli - and this was a
great way to finish off the series of seminars. I'd had a
chance to speak with Marianelli earlier in the day and I'd
mentioned that I hoped that he'd take the opportunity to play
something on the piano. At the time, he said that he was
unsure whether he would or not. But I'm glad to say that
Mikael made things so relaxed for Dario that when the
opportunity came, Dario played some music from The Brothers
Grimm. From what people said at the festival, Dario was
gobsmacked at what he saw - so many people taking an active
interest in his music and he was very happy to speak to anyone
who had anything to say or ask about his work. Unfortunately,
as far as I could tell, only Dario and Chris Young made the
effort to attend the CD signing sessions but I think that
everyone appreciated the effort they made in