Brilliant Reviews for ‘Darkest Hour’ at Telluride Film Festival
“Composer Dario Marianelli. Wright’s go-to guy has delivered some stunning work for the director in the past, but his score for “Darkest Hour” is a rare thing of beauty. Throbbing with vigor one moment, tumbling pianos towards despair the next, and then eventually entwining those disparate modes together into the cathartic bombast that accompanies Churchill’s famous speech (“We shall fight on the beaches…”), Marianelli’s music holds the film together, and the people of Britain along with it.” IndieWire
“Darkest Hour is the best of many great cinematic portraits of Churchill” Awards Daily
“The elegant film’s style brilliantly marries the classical with the cutting-edge, relying on regular composer Dario Marianelli and his swirling, march-like motifs for much of its energy.” Variety
“As for Oldman’s Churchill the only word to properly describe it is ‘towering.’ Every now and then, an actor finds a role he was born to play and that is definitely the case this time.” Deadline
Air-Edel’s Academy Award-winning Dario Marianelli composed the original score for the feature which stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill. Maggie Rodford was score supervisor, assisted by Emily Appleton-Holley and Mark Willsher was the music editor for the production.
“Within days of becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill must face his most turbulent and defining trial: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation”