A Passage to India

For their final film together, Maurice Jarre graced David Lean’s »A Passage to India« with a typically broad score and won himself a third and final Oscar for his efforts.  This theme harkens back to the roaring twenties, with its jauntily bouncing rhythm, and the general pompousness of the melody (first found in the woodwinds) perfectly underlines the idea of the British in India – refined, yet somehow awkward and entirely naïve, much like Adela Quested herself, a woman who was very much a fish out of water.