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 Posted:   Nov 9, 2013 - 5:39 AM   
 By:   ddddeeee   (Member)

New Branagh/Doyle collab. Doyle has already written a waltz for the Ball scene.

"Doyle’s score for the Disney movie is going to have audiences humming and dah-dah-dahing happily ever after. Listening to it as I watched a ballroom scene, where Lily and Richard were all but flying, I was unable to stop myself bobbing from side to side in time with the music. I looked around and spotted several burly crewmen swaying, too.
Doyle said the instructions from Kenneth Branagh, the film’s director, were for the waltz to be simple and effective.
‘Ken gave me very succinct and intelligent notes about the mood and the atmosphere he anticipates for the film, but there was a great emphasis on romance,’ Patrick said, when we chatted on the famed 007 sound stage at Pinewood.
‘The complete sparkle and magic had to be present in the simpleness of the melodies, so that the whole sway of that waltz lends itself to romance.’
I was hearing the full orchestrated piece, complete with violins and cellos, but Doyle said the idea is that a child should be able to pick out the tune on a piano with one finger.
He worked on the composition in France, and sent through a rough version, which ended up being used during the screen tests for Cinderella.
The film continues shooting, and post production will take up the first half of next year. However, audiences won’t be able to see the finished picture till Easter 2015.

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"I'm working on Cinderella even as we speak. I've seen a 12-minute assembly of it and I know I enthuse but I kid you not – it is unbelievable. It's the most extraordinary, beautiful thing you've ever seen. I've written three waltzes and a polka and the studio love it. Kids are going to go crazy for the film, it's the most luxurious, beautiful thing. Lilly James from Downton Abbey is just fantastic and Ken [Branagh] has done a fantastic job. I don't know how he does it. He's just finished Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, now he's at work on this; in-between he's working on Macbeth and he's got Wallander set up. I don't know how he does it."

 Posted:   Nov 9, 2013 - 6:10 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Ooh. Here's hoping for something as catchy as Much Ado.

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