Julie & Julia – Julia’s Theme
The two main themes – one for Julia Child, one for Julie Powell, one presented after the other in the score’s first two cues – are both lovely. Julia’s Theme is vivacious string-led waltz. It’s really the lightness and sense of fun which sets Julie & Julia apart from other scores in Desplat’s recent output.
Movie Music UK review of the score of A. Desplat:
Instrumentation: 2 Fl (2. a. Picc), 2 Ob, 2 Cl, 2 Bsn // 1 Tpt, 3 Tbn, 1 Tba // 3 Perc // Drum Set, E-Bass, Ac. Guitar, Accordion, Pno, Hp // Strings