Monday, June 1, 2009
Late 90's nostalgia
I was familiar with the hauntingly pop soundtrack of Great Expectations (1998), but for some reason I'd forgotten Estella's Theme which is the base for the amazing Kissing in the Rain. The simply guitar and string ensemble piece is quite beautiful and peaceful, as opposed to the agitated Kissing which is still paramount for me for that soundtrack (though Life in Mono is hard to ignore, even if for the time it achieved one-hit-wonder status for Mono). It made me even more appreciative of Patrick Doyle, whose credits include Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and, my personal favorite, A Little Princess (incidentally directed by Alfonso Cuaron, who also directed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban).