HISTORY & SURVEY OF FILM MUSIC
1993 The Joy Luck Club
1999 The Cider House Rules
2005 Oliver Twist
2008 The Duchess
2014 Dolphin Tale 2
2017 A Dog’s Purpose
British composer Rachel Portman became the first female composer to win an Academy Award, which she received for the score of Emma. She was also the first female composer to win a Primetime Emmy Award, which she received for the film, Bessie. She has received two further Academy Nominations for The Cider House Rules and Chocolat, which also earned her a Golden Globe Nomination. She has written stage and concert works, among them commissions from the BBC Proms and Houston Grand Opera.
A Woman and her child settle into a small French village and cause ripples in the community’s social fabric. After opening a chocolate shop, the woman makes an impact with a variety of temptations.
Rachel Portman’s score delivers a delicate sensitivity to a nuanced and emotional film. The film received an Academy award nomination for best score
Chocolat (2000) - Setting up the chocolate shop
Chocolat (2000) - Giving in to temptation