when i first went to see the film, it was a choice between this and 'the runaway jury'. the people i was going with wanted to see the all-star cast of 'the runaway jury', and i being an avid reader of the classics, and an admirer of colin firth, wanted to watch Girl With A Pearl Earring. Naturally i got my way, and we all enjoyed the film immensely. but what i noticed most about the film was its beautiful music, captivating each moment perfectly and providing a wonderful soundtrack to an amazing film, creating such depth to the film. this cd gives you the same feeling it gives whilst watching the film, but i would also recommend listening if you haven't seen the film, as it is a beautiful soundtrack to any emotions. buy it!!!