Continuing on our scifi and fantasy film kick this week, we bring you Penelope (watch it on Netflix), a fairy tale movie which stars Christina Ricci (Buffalo ’66) as the title character, “Penelope,” and two X-Men: Days of Future Past stars: James McAvoy (Wanted) and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones). The soundtrack, released by Lakeshore Records, comes with a score by Composer Joby Talbot (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy).
Penelope is a modern day fairy tale about an aristocratic girl who is born cursed with a facial disfigurement in the form of a pig’s snout. Only through the unconditional love of a man can the curse be lifted. Watch this interview with Composer Joby Talbot, as he explains how he expressed the various character’s personalities (wicked, comical) and what Penelope sees for the first time (excitement, wonder), when she, isolated all her life, finally gets to experience the outside world freely.
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