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George Fenton's The Lady In The Van
17-Dec-2015 -

Sony Music has released the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of The Lady In The Van. The soundtrack features an original score from five-time Academy Award nominee George Fenton and is available since December 11, 2015. Starring Academy Award winner Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings, the film opens nationwide on January 15, 2016.

The Lady In The Van is Alan Bennett’s big screen adaptation of his iconic and celebrated memoir. The film tells the true story of Miss Shepherd, who drove her aging van into Camden Town’s Gloucester Crescent at the end of the 1960s, and lived there – mostly in Bennett’s front garden - until her death in 1989. It tells the story of the relationship between Miss Shepherd, and the two sides of Alan Bennett – the writer trying to speculate about Miss Shepherd’s history and the reluctant landlord, responsible citizen and good neighbour. At the center of it all is Miss Shepherd, as headstrong and particular a character as any in film history.

Of the score, Fenton says:
“The Lady in the Van was a unique experience for me, writing a score for a story about someone I actually know (Alan Bennett) and someone I met (Mary Shepherd). The film not only tells an amazing story, but also celebrates an extraordinary character - her triumphs and failings. I've tried to show both sides musically.”

Available from, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.


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