La Forme de l'eau Soundtrack (

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Rating: 7.30/10 from 445000 votes
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

La forma del agua

Title in Português:

A Forma da Água


1962 Baltimore. Elisa Esposito, found abandoned as a baby with scars on her neck, has been mute all her life, that disability which has largely led to her not having opportunities. Despite being a bright woman, she works a manual labor job as a cleaner at a military research facility where she has long been friends with fellow cleaner, Zelda Fuller, who often translates her sign language to others at the facility. And she has had no romance in her life, her major emotional support, beyond Zelda, being her aging gay artist neighbor, Giles, the two who live in adjoining apartment units above a movie theater.

Like Elisa, Giles is lonely, his homosexuality complicating both his personal and professional life, the latter as a commercial graphic artist. Elisa's life changes when Colonel Richard Strickland brings a new "asset" into the facility, Elisa discovering it being a seeming mixed human/amphibious creature found in the waters of the Amazon. Secretly visiting with the creature, Elisa is immediately drawn to him, and despite he having a violent side as part of his inherent being, the two find a way to communicate with each other and end up forming a bond with each other.

Elisa has to decide what to do when she discovers that although the reason for bringing the creature to the facility is to test the possibility of him being sent into space, Colonel Strickland, who has always had antagonistic feelings toward the creature, ultimately wants to kill him, this following the systematic torture he has inflicted on him. Elisa may have to balance her feelings on wanting to be with the creature against what may be the greater benefit to him of being set free back into the wilds of the water.

Complicating matters are that the Soviets are also aware of the creature, they having a secret agent who has infiltrated the facility.

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La Forme de l'eau
You'll Never Know
Harry Warren: Performer
The Story of Ruth
I Went to Market
Space Race
Pretty Baby
Fashion Parade
Hello Frisco
Monty's Moustache Wax
I Know Why (and So Do You)
Flitting About
How Wrong Can I Be
Theme from A Summer Place
Chica Chica Boom Chic
I'll Remember Tonight
Semper Fidelis
Comedy Bridge #68
La Javanaise
You Rang
The Spirit of V.M.I.
Cues from the Episode 'The Hunted'
You'll Never Know
Harry Warren: Performer
Monty's Moustache Wax
Gene Buck: Performer
Gene Buck: Performer
Ochi Chernye
Harry Warren: Performer
I'll Remember Tonight
Sammy Fain: Performer
The Wide Missouri (Shenandoah)
Tommy Sands: Performer

User reviews

Kimberly Young

The soundtrack's blending of traditional orchestral elements with more experimental and electronic sounds adds a modern and unique twist to the film's overall atmosphere, enhancing its contemporary relevance.

Jennifer Mitchell

The soundtrack of The Shape of Water perfectly captures the emotional depth and beauty of the film's storyline, enhancing the audience's connection to the characters and their struggles.

Steven Phillips

The score effectively conveys the unique bond between Elisa and the amphibious creature, adding a layer of magic and wonder to their unconventional love story.

Andrew Jackson

The music enhances the film's 1960s setting in Baltimore, transporting the audience to a different era with its nostalgic melodies and retro vibes.

Deborah Martinez

The score failed to capture the unique and fantastical elements of the film's premise, such as the relationship between Elisa and the amphibious creature. I felt that the music missed the opportunity to create a sense of wonder, magic, and otherworldly beauty that could have elevated the viewing experience.

Sarah Turner

The soundtrack of The Shape of Water is hauntingly beautiful, perfectly capturing the emotional depth of the characters and the whimsical atmosphere of the story.

Kenneth Lee

Overall, the soundtrack of The Shape of Water is a powerful and integral component of the film's storytelling, immersing the audience in its world and enhancing the viewing experience with its emotive and atmospheric compositions.

Karen Moore

The soundtrack's ability to convey both the melancholy loneliness of Elisa and Giles, as well as the magical connection between Elisa and the creature, is a testament to the composer's skill and understanding of the film's themes. Each track is a work of art in its own right, adding depth and emotion to the storytelling.

Sarah Smith

The orchestral arrangements and use of unconventional instruments create a unique and ethereal atmosphere that adds layers of meaning to the narrative. The score seamlessly blends with the visuals, enhancing the tension and romance of Elisa's relationship with the amphibious creature.

Donald Campbell

The emotional depth and complexity of the characters are further brought to life through the evocative musical motifs and themes present in the soundtrack, making it a standout element of the film.

Steven Thompson

The soundtrack of The Shape of Water is a hauntingly beautiful masterpiece that perfectly captures the emotional depth and complexity of the film's storyline. The music enhances every scene, evoking a sense of wonder and intrigue that immerses the viewer in Elisa's world.

James Adams

The music in The Shape of Water effectively sets the tone for each scene, building tension and suspense in moments of conflict and offering moments of respite and tenderness in scenes of connection and love.

Dorothy Walker

I found the soundtrack of The Shape of Water to be lacking in emotional depth and connection to the characters' inner struggles and relationships. The music did not effectively enhance the storytelling or evoke the necessary emotions in pivotal scenes.

Mary Thomas

The soundtrack of The Shape of Water felt repetitive and uninspired, with themes that did not offer much variation or development throughout the film. I found myself wishing for more dynamic and memorable musical moments that could have added depth and richness to the overall cinematic experience.

Elizabeth Scott

The use of delicate piano and string arrangements in the soundtrack creates a sense of intimacy and vulnerability, reflecting the inner worlds of the characters and their yearning for connection.

Donald Lopez

The haunting melodies in the soundtrack evoke a sense of mystery and wonder, mirroring the fantastical elements of the film's narrative and the bond between Elisa and the amphibious creature.