Written by Oscar-winner Emma Thompson and set in the 19th century, the 2014 Richard Laxton film Effie Gray addresses Victorian mores and their effect on the relationships between Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millias, art critic Josh Ruskin, and Ruskin's wife, the title character. Composed by Paul Cantelon (The Diving Bell & the Butterfly, W.), the film's elegant score employs soft, melancholic piano, flute, and violin among gentle orchestral accompaniment to represent characters and evoke restraint thematic to the film's story. Performed by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, the score was released by Lakeshore Records in 2015.
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AllMusic Review by Marcy Donelson