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Best Movie Soundtracks - 2000s
Scarlett Johansson was the servant girl who wins the attention of the Dutch painter Vermeer, played by Colin Firth in this film named after a painting of the same name by the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. The film was noted for its striking colours similar to the painting its based on. Alexandre Desplat provided the understated, effective music which would go on to be nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. He lost out to Lord of the Rings and Cold Mountain respectively, but he would go on to win a Golden Globe in 2007 for Painted Vail, before finally reining victorious at the BAFTAs in 2011 for The King's Speech.