Sushma asked “Mr. Pinto and Mr Rahman haven’t met as yet, but have been working on certain parts of the movie on their own, is that right? Back in May Mr. Pollard mentions how ARR’s music is being used for the execution scene of Mary, Queen of Scots; hence the question.The post on the execution was one of the longest and most eloquent. Looking forward to the whole deal. How did you decide which part of the score would be done by who? Basically, what’s the system?
No particualr path, Sushma ..
A R Rahman had written the most beautiful piece for Divinity. I had asked him to do me a peice that felt like yearning for Absoluteness, both sad and full of hope and divinity at the same time. He sent a piece that had everyone in tears as they listened to it for the first time.
In my interpretation, or rather in Samantha Morton’s interpretation of Mary of Scotts, she finally found peace and Divinity in Death. Something that Elizabeth was aspiring to, Mary found in Matrydom. So instead of filming the execution of Mary as something horrific as described in the history books, we saw it as her going to the final alter. Her final marriage. and we shot it to Rahman’s music.
But of course in the film, Elizabeth has to find Divinity not in death, but in life. That was her great achievement.
I have also used Antonio Pinto’s score in the dance sequence that Melanie has described so eloquently in her blog,