When I first saw the trailer for this film, I knew I wanted to see it for two reasons: one was because I loved Pride & Prejudice and Joe Wright directed both and the other reason was because Dario Marianelli did the soundtrack for both. I can't get enough of the sweeping, romantic soundtrack for Pride and Prejudice and the CD is never far from my car. This is an altogether more tense and edgy affair, in keeping with the story, but it is just as beautiful, just as emotional. Each track reminds me of a moment in the film and takes me back there, to the cinema, where I am watching it all over again. This is especially true of the 'Elegy for Dunkirk' a simply stunning sequence in the film, and the bitter-sweet 'Cottage on the Beach'. I am pleased to say that the gentle but dramatic piano of Jean-Yves Thibaudet is also back in this score. Marianelli very cleverly uses the sound of a typewriter to illustrate the moments when the enigmatic Briony, the central character in the story, is on screen, doing her worst. It could be jarring for someone just wanting some pleasant background music but it certainly adds something for those of us who have seen, and want to recall the overall feeling of the film. See the movie, then buy the soundtrack. And may Joe Wright and Dario Marianelli continue to collaborate for many years to come.