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A magnificent score written for [Eyes Wide Shut] by Jocelyn Pook. It is one of themost varied and compelling in all Kubrick’s work.


The Wife (2018)


With an original score by Jocelyn Pook, The Wife is a 2017 drama film directed by Björn Runge and written by Jane Anderson, based on the novel of the same name by Meg Wolitzer. Starring Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce and Christian Slater, the story follows a wife who questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, who is set to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Based on The Wife by Meg Wolitzer
Screenplay by Jane Anderson
Starring Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce and Christian Slater
Director Björn Runge
Music by Jocelyn Pook


Jocelyn Pook’s eloquent, rippling score
— Screen Daily
Jocelyn Pook’s understated musical score may well be the film’s true hidden genius. We are carried along the slow pace simply because we are soothed by Pook’s music...
— Selig Film News, written by Gadi Elkon

The Staircase (2018)


The Staircase is an award-winning docu-series which centres on the trial of author Michael Peterson who, after the mysterious death of his wife, watches his life go under the microscope. The series premiered in 2004 in France on Canal + and the following year on BBC Four with eight episodes in the UK and on the Sundance Channel in the U.S. The real-life courtroom thriller offers a rare and revealing inside look at a high-profile murder trial and an examination of contemporary American justice.

All episodes are available on Netflix.

French Soupçons
Written by François-Xavier de Lestrade
Starring Michael Peterson, David Rudolf and Ron Guerette
Director François-Xavier de Lestrade
Music by Jocelyn Pook


Jocelyn Pook’s resonant, haunting music
— The Herald Sun

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)


Jocelyn Pook is often remembered for her film score to Eyes Wide Shut, which won her a Chicago Film Award and a Golden Globe nomination. Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 erotic mystery psychological drama film directed, produced and co-written by Stanley Kubrick. Based on the 1926 novella Traumnovelle (Dream Story) by Arthur Schnitzler, the story is transferred from early 20th-century Vienna to 1990s New York City. The film follows the sexually charged adventures of Dr. Bill Harford, who is shocked when his wife, Alice, reveals that she had contemplated having an affair a year earlier. He embarks on a night-long adventure, during which he infiltrates a massive masked orgy of an unnamed secret society.

Based on Traumnovelle by Arthur Schnitzler
Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick & Frederic Raphael
Starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Sydney Pollack
Director Stanley Kubrick
Music by Jocelyn Pook

Soundtrack released by Warner Sunset / Reprise

ASCAP Award winner
Nominated for CFCA Award
Golden Globe and OFCS Award

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Eyes wide open for Cruise and Kidman. But I only had ears for... Pook
— David Thomas - The Guardian



Interview with Jocelyn Pook on Film '99 with Jonathan Ross Eyes Wide Shut

Brick Lane (2007)


Written by Monica Ali, Laura Jones and Abi Morgan
Starring Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik and Christopher Simpson
Director Sarah Gavron
Music by Jocelyn Pook

Soundtrack released by Universal Classics

ASCAP Award winner

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The Merchant of Venice (2004)

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Based on The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
Screenplay by Michael Radford
Starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes
Director Michael Radford
Music by Jocelyn Pook

Soundtrack released by Decca

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Gangs of New York (2003)

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Based on The Gangs of New York by Herbert Asbury
Screenplay by Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian and Kenneth Lonergann
Starring Leonardo di Caprio, Cameron Diaz and Daniel Day-Lewis
Director Martin Scorsese
Jocelyn Pook contributed one piece: Dionysus

Soundtrack released by Universal International

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Time Out , L'Emploi du Temps (2001)


Written by Robin Campillo & Lauren Cantet
Starring Aurelien Recoing and Karin Viard
Director Lauren Cantet
Music by Jocelyn Pook
Producer Caroline Benjo, Haut et Court production co.
Winner of Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival

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Augustine (2012)


Director Alice Winocour
Starring Vincent Lindon, Soko and Chiara Mastroianni
A look at the relationship between pioneering 19th century French neurologist Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot and his star teenage patient, kitchen maid who is left partially paralyzed after a seizure.

Room 304, Værelse 304 (2011)


Director Birgitte Stærmose
Starring Mikael Birkkjær, Stine Stengade and David Dencik
Special Mention of the Jury for the soundtrack, Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Room in Rome, Habitación en Roma (2010)


Director Julio Medem
Starring Elena Anaya, Natasha Yarovenko
To order the soundtrack from Karonte Distribuciones,
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The People v. Leo Frank (2009)


Director Ben Loeterman
Starring Will Janowitz, Seth Gilliam and Jayson Warner Smith
In 1913 Atlanta, a child worker is found dead in the basement of the National Pencil Company. The police soon focus on Mary Phagan's boss, a Jewish engineer recently arrived from New York - Leo Frank. Frank's murder trial becomes a free-for-all of racial stereotypes and contradictions. The People v Leo Frank weaves first-rate drama with recollections, commentary, and a rich trove of archival images.

Chaotic Ana, Caótica Ana (2009)


Director Julio Medem
Starring Manuela Vellés, Charlotte Rampling and Bebe
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Going South, Plein Sud (2009)


Director Sebastien Lifshitz
Starring Léa Seydoux, Nicole Garcia, Yannick Renier

Remnants of Everest: The 1996 Tragedy
in USA: Storm over Everest (2007)


Director David Breashears
As darkness fell on May 10, 1996, a fast moving storm of unimaginable ferocity trapped three climbing teams high on the slopes of Mount Everest. The climbers, exhausted from their summit climb, were soon lost in darkness, in a fierce blizzard, far from the safety of High Camp at 26,000 feet. This film tells the story of the five climbers who perished in that storm, marking the worst climbing tragedy in Mount Everest's history. But more remarkably, it is the story of eleven climbers caught in the storm and the eyewitness accounts of their astonishing survival in the world's most unforgiving environment.

Heidi (2005)


Director Paul Marcus
Starring Max von Sydow, Emma Bolger, Diana Rigg, Geraldin Chaplin, Robert Bathurst


The Government Inspector (2005)


Director Peter Kosminsky
Mark Rylance plays the role of Dr. David Kelly
Music received BAFTA TV Award nomination

Wild Side (2004)


Director Sebastien Lifshitz
Original music by Jocelyn Pook
Label Naive NV 801611

The War in Paris, La Guerre à Paris (2002)


Director Yolande Zauberman Hachette
Premiere production co.

Addicted to the Stars (2002)


Director Mike Radford
Part of a group of 10 minute film projects shown together as a feature called 10 minutes Older

The Repentant, La Repentie (2002)


Director Laeticia Mason
Starring Isabelle Adjani
Producer Michelle Halberstadt, ARP production co.

Stanley Kubrick Documentary (2001)


A Life In Pictures
A film by Jan Harlan

In a Land of Plenty (2001)


10-part BBC drama, co-written with Harvey Brough
Talkback Production Company

How I Killed My Father, Comment j'ai tué mon père (2000)


Director Anne Fontaine
Producer Philip Carcassone, Cine B production co.

The Sight (2000)


Director Paul Anderson
Producer Jeremy Bolt, Impact Production co
A paranormal-based US TV movie

Enron advert (2000)


First campaign of 'Ode to Why'
Watch on YouTube

Breaking Hearts, My Khmer Heart (2000)


Director Peter Kosminsky
Contributed one piece, Butterfly Song United Productions

Blight (1994-6)


Director John Smith
Blight was made in collaboration with the film maker John Smith for the BBC series Sound On Film. It revolves around the building of the M11 Link Road in East London, which provoked a long and bitter campaign by local residents to protect their homes from demolition. The film is constructed from images and sounds of demolition and road building in conjunction with the spoken words of residents - the musical qualities of the speech fragments and natural sounds form the basis of the score.

Blight won 11 International Awards including Best European Short Film at the Cork International Film Festival 1997, and the Gold Plaque for Best Experimental Film at the Chicago International Film Festival, USA 1997.