Title - Paddington 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Artist - Dario Marianelli
For those not in the know, Dario Marianelli (born June 21, 1963) is an Italian film composer, known for his frequent collaborations with director Joe Wright.
Marianelli was born in Pisa, Italy. He composed the soundtracks for The Brothers Grimm (2005), Pride & Prejudice (2005), Atonement (2007), and Anna Karenina (2012); for the last three of these he received Oscar nominations for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score.
In 2008, Marianelli won both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the score of Atonement.
Marianelli has collaborated with the director Joe Wright five times, on Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, The Soloist, Anna Karenina and Darkest Hour.
'Paddington 2' is a 2017 British-French-American live-action/CGI animated adventure comedy film directed by Paul King and starring Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant & Hugh Bonneville. Indeed, as one can guess, it is also a sequel to the 2014 film and it’s based on the Paddington Bear books created by Michael Bond.
With a delightful original motion soundtrack score having been created by Dario Marianelli, what's rather lovely about it is if you close your eyes whilst the tracks play, you can actually see cheeky Paddington at work / play / mischief.
1. Windsor Gardens
2. The Pop-Up Book
3. A Shave, Sir? A Light Pomade
4. Window Cleaning
5. Rub and Scrub
6. The Book Is Stolen
7. A Letter from Prison
8. It's Only One Red Sock
9. Madame Kozlova's Story
10. One Orange at a Time
11. An Unusually Attractive Nun
12. Marmalade Chefs
13. Love Thy Neighbour - Tobago and d'Lime
14. The Break-In
15. Jungle Jail
16. Escape Waltz
17. Lost and Found
18. Race to Paddington Station
19. The Steam Trains
22. Happy Birthday Aunt Lucy
23. Jumping the Line - Tobago and d'Lime
Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes.
While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.
The first film was composed by Nick Urata, this one by the aforementioned Dario Marianelli and what the latter has done here is lull you into Paddington's new world with a lovely cosy opening, before the music gets a tempo shift.
Chock full of a lot more light hearted moments and yeah, sure some drama pieces, all are still very quite upbeat and happy sounding, nonetheless. Inclusive of various genres and styles of key work, overall the score is very pleasing and should have Marianelli rightfully back for the third chapter, one assumes.
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