For the new horror film "Pearl," Tyler Bates and Timothy Williams were clearly given specific direction from Ti West to compose a lush and romantic mid-20th century style score. Modern directors, even when making a period piece, generally and expressly *do not* direct composers to ever go this route, so it's always a real treat when a score like this is created for a present day film/tv show. It gives somebody like me hope, at least. And for once, a big and lush score is being praised by film critics rather than trashed for being "old fashioned" or whatever critics usually call this sort of score.
This is unbelievably gorgeous at first...but it certainly takes a drastic, sudden "stop" at the end... like the lead wakes up from the fantasy - and then the presumed turn of the film is getting ready to begin.