Oscar 2007: Dario Marianelli Reaction to Winning for Atonement

Dario Marianelli won the Original Score for the period melodrama, “Atonement.”

“I feel extremely proud to be Italian,” said the composer, citing the night's earlier victories for “Sweeney Todd's” Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo. “I'm feeling very proud to be in the same place and the same time as Dante.”

Marianelli said the score's inventive use of typewriter keys was the product of a dare that went through “several discussions and several protests” before it came to fruition.