Music Composed by Adam Cork

Milan Records released the official soundtrack album for the drama Genius. The album features the film’s original music composed by Adam Cork (London Road). The soundtrack was released digitally on June 10, 2016 and physically on June 24.

Genius is the new film by Michael Grandage, written by John Logan (Spectre, Skyfall, Hugo…) and starring Colin Firth, Jude Law and Nicole Kidman.

New York in the 1920s. Max Perkins (Colin Firth), literary editor at Scribner’s Sons is the first to sign such subsequent literary greats as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When a sprawling, chaotic 1,000-page manuscript by an unknown writer named Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law) falls into his hands, Perkins is convinced he has discovered a literary genius. The story of Genius follows the story of American Southern writer Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law) and his connections with New Yorker Maxwell Perkins (Colin Firth), the publisher. Perkins had already previously published works by the great American writers Ernest Hemingway (Dominic West) and F. Scott Fitzgerald (Guy Pearce).
The film features a classic and elegant score by composerAdam Cork (London Road)

Written by John Logan and directed by Michael Grandage(The Madness of King George), Genius is based on the National Book Award-winner Max Perkins: Editor of Geniusby A. Scott Berg. It starts Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Dominic West and Guy Pearce. It was selected to compete for the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.

The film is filled with music! It alternates a jazz-infused fast-paced swing tunes with down-tempo 1920s melodies. Smoke-filled piano bar scenes with patrons of questionable ethics but impeccable rhythmic abilities are recurring throughout the film. All this music comes courtesy of Adam Cork, the Tony Award winning composer and longtime collaborator of director Michael Grandage.

The film was selected to compete for the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.


  1. A Quick Look
  2. I Never Had a Friend
  3. It’s a Masterpiece
  4. I’ll Write You a Great Book
  5. Five Thousand Pages
  6. I Love You Max Perkins
  7. Rhythms That Inspire
  8. Swing Gently Sweet Harlem
  9. Relax Max
  10. Three In a Bed
  11. Forever a Stranger
  12. Are We Making Books Better?
  13. Telegrams To Paris
  14. Back In The Caveman Days
  15. You Know The Way Out
  16. Bedtime Story / A Myriad Of Tumours
  17. Requiem
  18. Dear Max