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The Book Thief (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


Download links and information about The Book Thief (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by John Williams. This album was released in 2013 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 22 tracks with total duration of 52:01 minutes.

Artist: John Williams
Release date: 2013
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 22
Duration: 52:01
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No. Title Length
1. One Small Fact 1:45
2. The Journey to Himmel Street 1:48
3. New Parents and a New Home 1:33
4. Ilsa's Library 2:21
5. The Snow Fight 1:01
6. Learning to Read 2:48
7. Book Burning 2:52
8. I Hate Hitler! 2:06
9. Max and Liesel 1:11
10. The Train Station 2:16
11. Revealing the Secret 4:11
12. Foot Race 1:19
13. The Visitor at Himmel Street 2:02
14. Learning to Write 2:07
15. The Departure of Max 2:32
16. Jellyfish 2:08
17. Rescuing the Book 1:55
18. Writing to Mama 2:42
19. Max Lives 1:31
20. Rudy Is Taken 2:00
21. Finale 2:48
22. The Book Thief 7:05



Hollywood legend John Williams received his record 49th Academy Award® nomination for this quiet, introspective score to Brian Percival’s adaptation of Australian author Markus Zusak’s bittersweet WW2 fable. Working as he always has—“with a piano and a pencil,” Williams muses—the composer conjured a score dominated by elegant writing for piano, “because it seemed singular. It seemed personal and private.” But he’s quick to note it’s actually “two pianos sounding as one, something I’d never done before. Playing together, tracing each other, producing a sort of reverberance.” The choice mirrors what Williams calls the film’s double track. "We see this little girl who’s unable to read or write, and what she shows us is that one can achieve solace and immortality through letters: the word, writing. The other track is the providential voice of Death, who seems to be a very embracing and warm person.” He admits he was seduced by “the idea of the solace that can be found in literature, something similar to what we as musicians feel we find in music. And music can be a lifetime obsession that's also a lifesaver, in the way that her life was saved by her passion for books.”