Artist: Alexandre Desplat

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Album:The King's Speech: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The King's Speech: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Alexandre Desplat

The King's Speech tells an incredible story—all of it true. The luxurious score is by Alexander Desplat (“The Painted Veil”).

Album:Argo: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Argo: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Alexandre Desplat

Music by famed French composer Alexandre Desplat.

Album:The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Music from the Motion Picture

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Music from the Motion Picture

Alexandre Desplat

Alexandre Desplat’s score creates a mesmerizing sonic mindscape that mirrors the unique emotional world of the movie’s lead character, Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt). Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, the score and movie explore the life of some one who is born an old man and ages backwards.

Benjamin’s life progresses in retrograde motion, from his birth at the close of World War I to his death at the start of the 21st century. During his backwards lifetime, he falls in love with an exquisite beauty named Daisy (Cate Blanchett). As deep and genuine as their love may be, Benjamin’s reverse biology makes a lasting union impossible.

Desplat’s haunting score creates a mystical, diaphanous haze through which we watch events in Benjamin Button’s life transpire as if through a scrim of heart-tugging sadness.

Album:Fantastic Mr. Fox: Original Soundtrack

Fantastic Mr. Fox: Original Soundtrack

Alexandre Desplat

Wes Anderson’s first animated feature makes its Atlantic-crossing aboard a magical soundtrack featuring an unforgettable score by award-winning composer Alexandre Desplat, as well as vintage Folk, Jazz, Pop and Rock tracks hand-picked by Wes Anderson and music supervisor Randall Poster. Standouts include an unreleased track by former Pulp founder and frontman, Jarvis Cocker and a classic Rolling Stones track. Also features music from The Beach Boys, Burl Ives, The Bobby Fuller Four and The Wellingtons.

Album:The Queen: Music from the Motion Picture

The Queen: Music from the Motion Picture

Alexandre Desplat

The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal family and the public's demand for an overt display of mourning. The film and soundtrack feature “Libera Me” by Verdi from Princess Diana's funeral. The score is composed by renowned Alexandre Desplat, multi-Golden Globe nominated composer of over 50 critically acclaimed films.

Album:The Girl with a Pearl Earring

The Girl with a Pearl Earring: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Alexandre Desplat

Album:The Painted Veil: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The Painted Veil: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Alexandre Desplat

The evocative score features music composed and conducted by Alexandre Desplat, the Prague Symphony Orchestra as well as solos by world-renowned pianist, Lang Lang.

Album:Syriana: Music from the Motion Picture

Syriana: Music from the Motion Picture

Alexandre Desplat

After last year’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, this CD confirms the much-deserved rise of French-born composer Alexandre Desplat in Hollywood. The success of this particular score is actually double-edged: It works wonders in the film because it never dictates the mood or imposes a viewpoint; instead, it’s in such symbiosis with the images in Stephen Gaghan’s political thriller that at times the music’s impact is almost subliminal. That’s a good thing when you watch the movie, but it also means that on its own, the CD’s focus can fade in and out. Desplat…

Album:Hostage: Original Soundtrack

Hostage: Original Soundtrack

Alexandre Desplat

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