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'Work and Glory' a 'dream' job for composer Cardon

By Carma Wadley
Deseret Morning News

Sam Cardon can't think of many ? if any ? projects he'd rather work on than the music score for "The Work and The Glory." "For a guy living here, this is a dream project."

The book, after all, has had a huge following. With more than 2 million copies sold, it is certainly one of the most popular religious historical fiction series ever.

The fact that it reflects his own beliefs contributed to Cardon's joy while working on the project. But so did the overall feel of the film. "They've assembled some great people. It was a thrill when I saw it for the first time. It looks like a major studio film. It just looks good."

And it is a movie, he feels, that has a broad appeal. "There's stuff for guys. There's stuff for girls. There's a lot of substance. And the visuals are unparalleled. It was shot mostly in New England and Tennessee. It's hard to believe there are places that beautiful on Earth."