Hepburn and Mancini - A Magical Combination by filmfactsman (February 7, 2005)
One of the major assets for what is one of Audrey Hepburn's best films is the lush, romantic score by the great Henry Mancini. He contributed his third outstanding score for an Audrey Hepburn film, after being asked to do so by Audrey herself, the first two being "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961) and "Charade" (1963). Later that year (1967), he would also provide the chilling score for another Audrey film classic, "Wait Until Dark".
"Two for the Road" has become somewhat of a cult film with many devoted admirers. When they discover it, they always site Mancini's lovely score as part of the reason why they are drawn in to the charm and sophistication of this memorable classic, brilliantly directed by Stanley Donen. The CD release of the original score is crisp and clear and provides us with a most enjoyable listening experience.