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The Words (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


Composer: Marcelo Zarvos
Lakeshore Records
RRP: £13.99
Available 18 September 2012

A layered romantic drama, The Words stars Bradley Cooper, Oscar®-winner Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde and Zoë Saldana. After years of struggling, ambitious writer Rory Jansen (Cooper) finally achieves literary prominence when his first published novel becomes a smashing critical and commercial success. There's only one catch - he didn't write it. As his star continues to rise, Rory is suddenly confronted by the novel's true author who is about to teach Jansen that there are consequences for stealing another man's words...

Marcelo Zarvos orchestral score for The Words represents a collection of beautiful recurring themes and set pieces.

There are tracks here that reminded me very much of Howard Shore's wonderful score for Big (1988) - most notably 'The Train Station'; and 'First Love'. Otherwise, the score balances that fine, and difficult, line between soundtrack and classical music.

'The Old Man' houses arguably this album's most memorable, and beautiful theme, which is echoed throughout the tracks, but not enough to be intrusive.

The album contains 19 tracks and lasts for 47 min, 24 sec. The results speak for themselves, as with Beastly, Zarvos has delivered an emotionally rich score that adds much to the magic of the movie.


Darren Rea

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