Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Moviescore Media's upcoming I CAPTURE THE CASTLE by DARIO MARIANELLI

I Capture the Castle (Soundtrack) by Dario MarianelliMOVIESCORE MEDIA RELEASES



Soundtrack label MovieScore Media launches its new series of high quality film scores, ”MovieScore Media Discovery Collection”, on May 29, 2007. The first release in the series is I CAPTURE THE CASTLE, an acclaimed British 2003 drama with a heartbreakingly beautiful original score by Academy Award-nominated composer Dario Marianelli (Pride and Prejudice, V for Vendetta, The Brothers Grimm, Goodbye Bafana).

The poetic and romantic score will be available online (http://www.itunes.com/ and http://www.moviescoremediashop.com/) as well as on CD, exclusively distributed by Screen Archives (www.screenarchives.com).

”We couldn’t find a better score and composer for our premiere release in the ’Discovery Collection’ series,” commented label executive Mikael Carlsson. ”So far, MovieScore Media has concentrated its activites on current film scores, but there is so much exquisite film music out there to be discovered from films that came out before we entered the market. With the ’Discovery Collection’ we will try to catch up and release the most interesting, exciting and beautiful film scores we can find!”

I CAPTURE THE CASTLE is based on a novel by Dodie Smith, the author of 101 Dalmatians. Directed by Tim Fywell and starring Romola Garai, Bill Nighy, Henry Thomas and Rose Byrne, the film was released in 2003 and was nominated for several awards, winning the Audience Award at the Film by the Sea International Film Festival. It’s a beautiful drama about a 17-year old woman and her eccentric family, who lives in an old English castle. Her sister is determined to marry their American landlord, and a wedding is arranged – but events spiral out of control as everyone is drawn into a maelstrom of interconnected relationships.

Dario Marianelli’s music for the film foreshadows his Oscar-nominated score for Pride and Prejudice, which he wrote two years after I CAPTURE THE CASTLE. The poetic and melodic orchestral score, orchestrated and conducted by the composer, was called the film’s “real bright spot” by Deseretnews and described as “lovely, haunting… certainly one of the film’s best facets” by DVD Verdict.

In addition to Dario’s score, the album also features a heartfelt rendition of Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune, performed by the composer on piano.

MovieScore Media’s release of I CAPTURE THE CASTLE will be available for download at http://www.moviescoremediashop.com/ and http://www.itunes.com/ and on CD from http://www.screenarchives.com/ on May 29, 2007.

Pre-order CD here: http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm?ID=7237

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