MSM/Kronos: The Thirteenth Tale [2013] - Benjamin Wallfisch


Adapted from Diane Setterfield’s best–selling novel by Academy Award-winning writer Christopher Hampton (Atonement), the film is directed by James Kent (The White Queen) and produced by David Heyman (Gravity, The Harry Potter series). The Thirteenth Tale will first broadcast on BBC Two on December 30, 2013 and is scheduled for a U.S. broadcast on PBS and DVD release in January 2014. The soundtrack was released digitally to coincide with the film’s premiere UK broadcast on December 30, 2013.

Adapted from Diane Setterfield’s best–selling novel, The Thirteenth Tale is a haunting psychological mystery set in the modern day, with poignant flashbacks starting in 1940. The disturbing story begins when a young female biographer, Margaret (Colman), sets out to interview a legendary writer whose health is fading. Vida Winter (Redgrave) has, until now, refused to divulge the dark secrets of her life and past at Angelfield, her childhood home. An unlikely shared empathy is cultivated between the two women, and Vida’s story forces Margaret to finally confront her own ghosts.

Wallfisch said: “I’m very happy to be continuing my collaboration with my friends at Moviescore Media with what will be our fifth soundtrack album together. The Thirteenth Tale is a beautiful movie with an amazing depth of storytelling. The masterful acting from Vanessa Redgrave and Olivia Coleman coupled with such an intriguing and compelling narrative meant scoring the movie was both challenging and inspiring in equal measure. What starts out as a ghost story evolves into something much more focussed on the human domain, and it was fascinating to find a musical voice to accompany that journey.”

Last release for 2013 from the label and it is a great one.. you know the composer Benjamin Wallfisch has become a favorite around here.
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

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