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Varese Sarabande: Belle [2014] - Rachel Portman

Varèse Sarabande Records will release BELLE – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and on CD May 13, 2014.  The soundtrack features original score composed by Rachel Portman (THE CIDER HOUSE RULES, EMMA). Academy Award® winner Rachel Portman (Emma) delivers one of her most sumptuous scores for this period story of illicit love, BELLE.

“The score needed to support many different emotions within the story.  At times it needed strong bold themes, at others, subtle almost ‘holding’ an atmosphere or feeling.” said Portman. “It is a very beautiful film with a fascinating story – both wonderful ingredients for a composer to work with!”
 “Using all the elements of the film, she came up with something really different,” said director Amma Asante of Portman.  “At times, it absolutely brought tears to my eyes.” 

Rachel Portman was born in west Sussex, England. She began composing at the age of 14 and read music at Oxford University. Whilst there, she became interested in writing music for student films and theatre productions. She gained experience writing music for drama in BBC and Channel 4 films such as ORANGES ARE NOT THE ONLY FRUIT, Mike Leigh's FOUR DAYS IN JULY and Jim Henson's STORYTELLER series, however the majority of her work has been in film.

Fox Searchlight Pictures presents BELLE, in select theaters on May 2, 2014.  BELLE - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from Varèse Sarabande Records will be available digitally and on CD on May 13, 2014.
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

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