Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Duchess soundtrack - Rachel Portman

While I rarely go to these films, ideally I like them and am glad to see they continue to be made. Rachel Portman has constructed a subtle classical score that fits what I've seen from the trailer quite well. The best compliment I can give the score is that it's something I will listen to again without even the thought of the film. Just as I used to do 25 years ago when John Williams and the gang were making romantic, stand-alone scores that could be whistled, rather than today's Music-Is-Sound-Effect way of directorial thinking.

The Duchess is King.