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Waltzes for Cinderella

I thought Patrick Doyle’s score for Disney’s new live-action Cinderella was the first great score of 2015: rich, sumptuous, filled with the grand romance befitting a fairy-tale princess and her handsome prince. I talked with the composer when he was here in L.A. for the premiere two weeks ago, as well as director Kenneth Branagh (with whom Doyle has enjoyed a nearly 30-year collaboration in both theater and film), and this week Variety published our conversation. I’ve known Doyle since the late 1990s — he is without a doubt one of the funniest men on the planet — and his recent work for Disney (including his delightful music for Pixar’s Brave) is some of his very best.