I watched this in March but only now that I have the time to write about this “utterly gorgeous” film. And there goes one more film into my all-time favourite movies. Since then, I have watched it twice. I also think that I’ve watched this once before last March because the movie seemed so familiar. And as I’m writing this post, I have already open another tab to watch it online. It has been a long time that I haven’t download any films or movies and just watch them online instead. But for this, I just had to download it.
You know I have this thing towards film scores. And I am officially in love with Young Victoria’s. They are composed by Ilan Eshkeri who also composed the scores for Kick-Ass and Johnny English Reborn. From my point of view, Mr. Eshkeri’s scores made a huge impact on Young Victoria film. They suit the mood of the film (although I can’t quite explain what the mood really is), and they go harmoniously with the film itself. As a matter of fact, I downloaded the full scores into my Mac. It is just amazing how Ilan Eshkeri merged Schubert’s Schwanengesang D957 No.4 (Ständchen) also called Serenade into his version of Swan Song.
The full scores can be found on YouTube here. My favourites are Victoria and Albert, Swan song, Honeymoon, Marriage Proposal, Letter From Victoria, Go To England Make Her Smile, Archery and Albert Returns. Most of them are similar but not the same, just like most movie scores. Correct me if I’m wrong but I think there are two songs from which the other scores are based on, the Swan Song and Only You. Oh yes, Only You, performed by Sinnead O’Connor is also one of my favourites.
Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend are so Victoria and Albert. Not that I know much about the real Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, but they portrayed their characters brilliantly. Albert, is a very charming prince! For the casting, I suggest you to read this part.
I guess there’s nothing much I can write here, so I leave you with Franz Schubert’s masterpiece, Schwanengesang D957 No.4 a.k.a Schubert’s Serenade.