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Girl With A Pearl Earring [Soundtrack, Import]

Alexandre Desplat Audio CD
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After composing the music for over 50 European films and being nominated for 2 Cesar Awards, ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, burst onto the Hollywood scene in 2003 with his evocative score to GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING (starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth), which earned him nominations from the Golden Globes, BAFTA and European Film Awards.

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  • Audio CD (24 Feb 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack, Import
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • ASIN: B0001FVEU4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 989,747 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Griet's Theme
2. Griet's Theme (Reprise)
3. Griet Remembers

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful sound 25 May 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
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!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By film fan VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
He may have earned himself an Oscar nomination at the beginning of last year for his score for 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' but I still think that his score for 'Girl With A Pearl Earring' is among some of his best and finest work. Having seen the film when it first hit the cinemas back in early 2004, this score complimented the film so superbly that I just had to get it. It works well even on its own as well as with the film. The composer's ability with the music to transport the listener back to 1660's Holland, where the film and the book it's based on is set, is exceptional.

Whenever I listen to this wonderful soundtrack, I envisage the locations and sights and what it might have been like in the time of Johannes Vermeer when he painted his masterpiece painting. The music is light and airy during the brighter sections and sometimes sombre and dark when the mood darkens. One of Alexandre Desplat's best scores by an earth shattering mile in my book. Well worth a listen.

It doesn't matter much if you've seen the film or not, the music alone is testament to the composer's genius and talent. Comes highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good OST music! 2 Jan 2014
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fantastic music that I like ! Highly recommended! Everyone like this movie should get this OST, don't miss it .
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Both the book and the cd are equally as enthralling and compliment the dvd film beautifully. The repetitive music is hypnotic, making it wonderful to relax to. I wanted the cd as soon as I heard the accompanying music to the film. The book doesn't actually give that much more away than the film, which is unusual, but it's still a great read.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A sumptuous film score 15 May 2004
By Erica Anderson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Earlier this winter I saw "Girl With a Pearl Earring" in the movie theater. I loved the concept of taking a famous painting and turning it into a fictional story like author Tracy Chevalier did with Johanne's painting of a girl with a pearl earring. The film was a stunning piece of work. Colin Firth as Vermeer and Scarlett Johansson as Griet put in excellent performances as did the supporting cast. What really made the film for me was the haunting film score. The music really shaped the mood of the film. I finally found a copy of the soundtrack for "Girl With a Pearl Earring" today. I knew right away that I had to buy it. Listening to the music sent chills down my spine. Alexandre Desplat did an amazing job as composure as well as conductor for the film score. It brought back images of the film. I agree with the other reviewer, Alexandre's film score should have received an Oscar nod. It is truly one of the best film scores I have ever heard in my 30 years of life (well, almost 30 years in a few months). The music isn't bombastic and loud like a lot of film scores tends to be. It is very subtle and breathtaking to this music lover's ears. Anyone who has seen and loved the movie, get this soundtrack. It is a nice reminder of one of the best art house films ever made.
29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A pleasing and haunting score 1 Mar 2004
By LadySTRANGER - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I first saw Girl with a Pearl Earring at Telluride by the Sea in late September 2003.
Immediately, the score struck me as something beautiful and unique. It was lovely against the gorgeous spectrum of the film.
I immediately wanted to purchase it,
but only until six months later is it now available.
I highly suggest purchasing this disc, even if you have not seen the film.
The score was robbed of an Academy Award nomination
and shouldn't be overlooked by anyone.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie soundtrack 29 Jan 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Although not using 17thc instruments, this quiet, often dreamy and haunting soundtrack evokes the setting and mood of both the movie and book beautifully.
Anyone wanting this soundtrack in the U.S. can order this soundtrack directly from LionsGate Films. Go to [...] and click on "Order the Soundtrack" You will then get this CD in a week or so, and have the CD that is playable on U.S. equipment
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Subtle but amazing in every way 26 July 2005
By Scott Roy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is truly a beautiful soundtrack. Like the film, it is probably not very well known by many people, but a gem nonetheless. It has several themes that are played with variation throughout the soundtrack. Overall, the sound is very consistent; delicate strings and piano, slightly melancholy and mysterious at times. It is a little repetitive, but you won't care because the melodies are so exquisitely crafted. This is the kind of cd that you can just sit and listen to and let your mind wander, or read to and not have to worry about one track being calm and quiet and the next being loud and blaring. For such a short movie, you have a good amount of playing time to feast your ears on.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous, haunting, lyrical, romantic soundtrack music 27 Jan 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I loved the movie, and the soundtrack is a big part of the reason why. Beautiful, haunting music, gorgeous cinematography, fascinating story -- listening to the soundtrack brings it back for me.
Almost an hour's worth of music, another plus.
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