...of a wonderful score if you take the plunge and decide to buy "Possession." This is a score that is lush with haunting poetry, the perfect backdrop to the poetry of the two pairs of lovers in the film. It beautifully captures both the mutual passion of the Victorians' poetry romance and the promise of awakening love taking possession of the modern-day academics.
The love theme echoes the sea where Ash and Cristabel both consumated, then canned their affair, and the ebb and flow of Maud and Roland as they retrace the Victorians' footsteps and try to discover exactly what they want their own relationship to be.
"On the other side of attraction lies repulsion," Roland says to Maud, echoes of which are contained in the music of Blanche's Suicide and Exile in Brittany, where we discover the consequences of the Ash/Cristabel affair, the echoes of the pain that passion can sometimes bring.
Gabriel Yared has created a moving score that will touch your soul, and make you crave some possession of your own.