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 Posted:   Aug 3, 2019 - 12:38 PM   
 By:   FAbso   (Member)

It doesn't seem official, but according to IMDb Dario Marianelli is working on the new adaptation of The Secret Garden, directed by Marc Munden, and produced by Rosie Alison and David Hayman, producers of Paddington.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2019 - 1:00 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Is this the same story that spawned the gorgeous Preisner score in the 90s?

If so, consider me stoked. I've been waiting for many, many years now to have Marianelli back to his old, beautiful post-minimalist romanticism. These last few years, he's basically been doing "things he doesn't know" in order to adher to contemporary trends.

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2019 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   FAbso   (Member)

Is this the same story that spawned the gorgeous Preisner score in the 90s?

Yes, it's an adaptation of the same novel.

If so, consider me stoked. I've been waiting for many, many years now to have Marianelli back to his old, beautiful post-minimalist romanticism. These last few years, he's basically been doing "things he doesn't know" in order to adher to contemporary trends.

IMHO Marianelli has been trying to avoid getting categorized as a classical-romantic composer for period movies. Instead, he's been doing what I believe are "things he really does know" very well, like his great score for the animated Kubo and the Two Strings (it's amazing when you read and realize what the music tells within the film), or the adventure-comedy-family film Paddington 2, full of fun and beautiful themes (the train scene at the end is fantastic).
Also his minimal-non-romantic score for Darkest Hour would be a good example.

But that's only my opinion, I suppose those examples are not your cup of tea. However, have you watched "Ali and Nino"? It's a beautiful and very romantic score. Unfortunately there is no digital or cd release yet.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2019 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Haven't heard ALI & NINO, no. I'll check it out. I haven't really cared that much for any Marianelli since 2011, with the double whammy of JANE EYRE and SALMON FISHING IN YEMEN. And that includes the titles you mention, something is 'lacking'.

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2019 - 2:28 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

I wonder if he's going to play piano strings with a bunch of leafs or some shit.

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2019 - 6:00 PM   
 By:   Dampfwalze   (Member)

I am curious if the new movie will surpass the BBC series from 1975 or the quite good 1993 movie.

I prefer the BBC version in terms of staying true to the book, but I adore the music and the mood of the 1993 movie. Now if they could combine these two, that would be great.

Greetings from Germany...please be gentle with my english lines. big grin
Oh and by the way, this is my first post after many years of being a read only guest. wink

 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2019 - 11:20 PM   
 By:   FAbso   (Member)

It seems to be official.

http://filmmusicreporter.com/2019/09/10/dario-marianelli-scoring-marc-mundens-the-secret-garden/

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2019 - 5:03 AM   
 By:   AdoKrycha007   (Member)

There's only one The Secret Garden ! roll eyes

 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2019 - 5:21 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

There's only one The Secret Garden ! roll eyes

Actually, there are at least five of them. Not sure it can remain a secret for long.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2019 - 5:30 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

"...since 2011...something is 'lacking"
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Benjamin Wallfisch, perhaps?

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2019 - 12:13 AM   
 By:   FAbso   (Member)

It seems the kind of movie that have plenty of space (landscapes, magic, kids playing, etc) for good music... a kind of gift for any composer, hope Marianelli takes advantage of it.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2019 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   scottweberpdx   (Member)

Haven't heard ALI & NINO, no. I'll check it out. I haven't really cared that much for any Marianelli since 2011, with the double whammy of JANE EYRE and SALMON FISHING IN YEMEN. And that includes the titles you mention, something is 'lacking'.

I haven't loved most of his stuff after that point as well, to be honest...but 'Kubo and the Two Strings' stands out among his works since then (for me, at least)...even just the track "Monkey's Story" makes the score worth purchasing (again, for me). That being said, I always get excited about a possible Marianelli score...and I'm hopeful about this new one...it seems a great opportunity for him to flex his skills.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2019 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Yeah, I know people were going mad over KUBO, but that didn't do anything for me at all, unfortunately.

 
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