The Theory of Everything [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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The Theory of Everything [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Jóhann Jóhannsson

The Theory of Everything [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] by Jóhann Jóhannsson

Release Date: Nov 4, 2014
Record label: Back Lot Music
Genre(s): Soundtracks, Stage & Screen, Original Score

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The Theory of Everything [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10
70

Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson's elegant score for the 2014 Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything relies heavily on stirring, lightly minimalist elements and a simple four-note ostinato that is developed and deconstructed at various points throughout the soundtrack. The film, directed by James Marsh, follows Hawking from his days as a healthy and promising young Oxford undergrad to the disabled theoretical physics genius who was forced to communicate through a computer. It's an inspirational tale of overcoming physical adversity through determination and fierce intellect, and Jóhannsson reflects this internal universe with a smart and largely uplifting orchestral score.

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PopMatters - 60
Based on rating 6/10
60

Directed by James Marsh, written by Anthony McCarten and based upon a memoir by Jane Hawking, The Theory of Everything is a film about how physics superstar Stephen Hawking met his first wife while studying at Cambridge back in the 1960s. The soundtrack of a love story with an academic backdrop comes with a few expectations. First of all, this is Cambridge we’re talking about.

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