UK, 1996, film score

Patrick DoyleHamlet: Doyle’s soundtrack gives pathos to what I consider to be a rather cerebral play, a view no doubt influenced by the over-analytical nature of the main character. This music, like pretty much all of Doyle’s releases, is tied up in the experience of the film. As a Shakespeare nut, I adore the collaboration of Doyle and Branagh. There’s so much emotion here, highlighting such poignant scenes as Hamlet’s letter to Ophelia or the moment Hamlet realizes Ophelia has tricked him.

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