The Giver is a 2014 American 'social science fiction' film directed by Phillip Noyce, based on the 1993 novel of same name by Lois Lowry. The film stars Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Odeya Rush, Katie Holmes, and Taylor Swift.
The film, based on Lois Lowry's book, tells the story of a perfect world. Everyone here is happy. When Jonas is 18 years old, he's chosen to be the community's Receiver of Memories. He enters into training with an old man called The Giver. From the Giver, Jonas learns about pain, sadness, war, and all the unhappy truths of the "real" world. He quickly realizes that his community is fake. Confronted with this reality, Jonas faces difficult choices about his own life and his future.
The score for The Giver was composed by veteran and prolific American composer Marco Beltrami, who recently provided the score for films like Carrie [MOVLP984]. The orchestral score is featured prominently in the movie, and is what makes the movie so powerful. As a fan put it: "I was totally enthralled during my first viewing and got totally swept away in the imagery, but the emotions that were provoked; the passionate soul stirring that I felt..... that was due to the amazing Soundtrack. The combinations and transitions are so seamless and yet you hear the song and you are back in that scene. The most intense and inspiring scenes are scored with a subtle and yet completely overwhelming power and I think this is what shows the mark of a brilliant composer."
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