27 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson’s score for this unusual biopic-romance about Dr. Stephen Hawking netted him his first Golden Globe award and Oscar nod. A master of acoustic-electronic synthesis, his oft-elegiac music here “uses piano as the lead instrument because it’s a film about an astrophysicist, but it’s also very much the story about the relationship between Stephen and [his wife],” Jóhannsson notes. “We needed to emphasize the emotion and humanity of the story." He adds that the piano "has this mathematical and mechanical kind of quality to it, which unites the emotions and human aspects with the cerebral, scientific parts.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson’s score for this unusual biopic-romance about Dr. Stephen Hawking netted him his first Golden Globe award and Oscar nod. A master of acoustic-electronic synthesis, his oft-elegiac music here “uses piano as the lead instrument because it’s a film about an astrophysicist, but it’s also very much the story about the relationship between Stephen and [his wife],” Jóhannsson notes. “We needed to emphasize the emotion and humanity of the story." He adds that the piano "has this mathematical and mechanical kind of quality to it, which unites the emotions and human aspects with the cerebral, scientific parts.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

BuffaloDrummer ,

This Score, All By Itself....Gorgeous!

It doesn't happen all that often. A score comes along that, even before you see the film, moves you in ways you could not have imagined. I have seen many pictures where after having seen it, I want to own a copy of the soundtrack. But Johann Johannsson has composed a score that I can apply to my own movie. In these sues you can hear love, hope, despair, uncertainty, and joy. I have purchased this score without, as of this writing, having seen the film. And I don't know that I want to. This music stands on it's own as a beautiful life experience for me, and I don't know that I want someone else's use of it to alter that for me.

ImmigrantsofLeb ,

Arrival of the Birds - Cinematic Orchestra

Absolute perfection,this movie and soundtrack love it but the song everyone is looking for which is in the end of the movie is :"Arrival of the Birds " by the Cinematic Orchestra
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mbethy1 ,

Absolutely amazing soundtrack!!

I saw the movie twice and loved it even more the second time!! The music is fantastic and listening to the soundtrack takes me back to all the incredible moments in the movie. The song Forces of Attraction is simply perfect. I purchased the entire album and so glad I did. I cannot stop listening to it. So well done! Bravo! P. S. The song Arrival of the Birds (in the reverse life sequence at the end of the movie) is not on here, it is on the Crimson Wing Mystery of the Flamingos Soundtrack. I love that song and bought that album also.

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