The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond

dir. Jodie Markel


The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond is a posthumously discovered Tennessee Williams screenplay set in 1920’s Memphis. At its center is a young woman named Fisher Willow, in a struggle to be accepted by the high society that she at the same time shuns. At the same time it’s a story of her love for the down and out grandson of a former governor, and the lengths she goes to in trying to win his heart. Starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Evans, with great turns from Ellyn Burstyn, Ann-Margret, and Will Patton.


The score ranges from spare chamber music to lush orchestral textures. Performers include Megan Orton, Tin Hat, and members of The Oregon Symphony. The soundtrack is rounded out by great source cues from music supervisor Joe Mulherin along with a beautifully haunting composition by former Tin Hat member Ara Anderson.


Teardrop Diamond had its premiere at The Toronto International Film Festival.


more about the film:
Roger Ebert Review