Category:Films scored by Alexandre Desplat
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1. Argo (2012 film) – Argo is a 2012 American historical drama film directed by Ben Affleck. The screenplay by Chris Terrio is adapted from U. S, the film stars Affleck as Mendez with Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin and John Goodman in supporting roles, and was released in the United States on October 12,2012. The film was produced by Grant Heslov, Affleck and George Clooney, upon release, Argo received widespread acclaim, with praise directed towards the acting, Afflecks direction, Terrios screenplay, the editing and Desplats score. The film received seven nominations at the 85th Academy Awards and won three, for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing. The film also earned five Golden Globe Award nominations, winning Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Director, while being nominated for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for Alan Arkin. It won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards and it also won Best Film, Best Editing and Best Director at the 66th British Academy Film Awards and 37th Hochi Film Award for Best International Picture. On November 4,1979, Iranian activists storm the United States embassy in Tehran in retaliation for President Jimmy Carter giving the Shah asylum in the U. S. during the Iranian Revolution. 60 of the staff are taken as hostages, but six avoid capture. With the escapees situation kept secret, the U. S. State Department begins to explore options for exfiltrating them from Iran, central Intelligence Agency exfiltration specialist, is brought in for consultation. He criticizes the proposals, but is at a loss when asked for an alternative, Mendez contacts John Chambers, a Hollywood make-up artist who had previously crafted disguises for the CIA. Chambers puts Mendez in touch with film producer Lester Siegel, meanwhile, the escapees grow frantic inside the ambassadors residence. The revolutionaries reassemble embassy photographs shredded before the takeover and learn that some personnel have escaped, posing as a producer for Argo, Mendez enters Iran under the fake name Kevin Harkins and links up with the six escapees. He provides them with Canadian passports and fake identities to prepare them to get through security at the airport, although afraid to trust Mendezs scheme, they reluctantly go along with it, knowing that he is risking his own life too. A scouting visit to the bazaar to maintain their cover story takes a bad turn, Mendez is told that the operation has been cancelled to avoid conflicting with a planned military rescue of the hostages. He pushes ahead, forcing his boss Jack ODonnell to hastily re-obtain authorization for the mission to get tickets on a Swissair flight, the group boards the plane, which takes off just as the Revolutionary Guards at the airport uncover the ruse and try to stop them. To protect the remaining in Tehran from retaliation, all U. S. involvement in the rescue is suppressed and full credit is given to the Canadian government. The ambassadors Iranian housekeeper, who had known about the Americans and lied to the revolutionaries to protect them, escaped to Iraq. Mendez is awarded the Intelligence Star, but due to the classified nature
2. Godzilla (2014 film) – Godzilla is a 2014 American monster film directed by Gareth Edwards and a reboot of Tohos Godzilla franchise. It stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, the film is a co-production between Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, with the latter also distributing the film worldwide, except in Japan where it was distributed by Toho, the project initially began in 2004 and was originally intended to be an IMAX short film but was later transferred to Legendary for development as a feature film. Principal photography took place in the United States and Canada in 2013, Godzilla was released worldwide in 2D, 3D and IMAX on May 16,2014, to generally positive reviews and was a box office success, grossing $200 million domestically and $529.1 million worldwide. Kong to be released in 2020 In 1954, Godzilla, an ancient alpha predator, is lured to an island in an attempt to kill it with a nuclear bomb. In 1999, Project Monarch scientists Ishiro Serizawa and Vivienne Graham investigate a colossal skeleton unearthed in a mine in the Philippines. They find two giant spores, one dormant and one hatched with a trail leads to the sea. In Japan, the Janjira Nuclear Power Plant experiences unusual seismic activity, a tremor breaches the reactor, leaving Sandra and her team unable to escape while the plant collapses. Fifteen years later in 2014, Joes son Ford, a U. S and they successfully retrieve the data but are discovered by soldiers and taken to a secret facility in the power plants ruins. After several power failures, a giant winged creature emerges and escapes, Joe is severely wounded and dies as he and Ford are taken by helicopter to the U. S. S. The incident is reported around the world as an earthquake, Serizawa, Graham, and Ford join a U. S. Navy task force led by Admiral William Stenz to search for the creature, called a MUTO. Serizawa and Graham reveal to Ford that a 1954 deep sea expedition triggered the appearance of Godzilla, Ford reveals that Joe had monitored echolocation signals that indicated the MUTO was communicating with something. The MUTO attacks a Russian submarine and drops it on land in Hawaii to eat the subs nuclear material, Godzilla arrives, causing a tsunami in Honolulu and briefly engages the MUTO in battle, until it flees. Meanwhile, a second, larger, wingless MUTO emerges from the spore in Nevada. The scientists deduce the second MUTO is female, the female was the one the male was communicating with, over the scientists objections, Stenz approves a plan to use nuclear warheads to lure and destroy the monsters. Ford returns to the U. S. and ends up joining the team delivering the warheads by train, the single remaining warhead is airlifted with Ford to San Francisco and is activated after a confrontation between the military and Godzilla at the Golden Gate Bridge. The male MUTO steals the warhead and takes it to the female, while Godzilla and the MUTOs battle, a strike team, including Ford, enters the city via HALO jump to find and disarm the warhead. Unable to access the timer, the rest of the sets the warhead on a boat for disposal at sea
3. The Grand Budapest Hotel – The Grand Budapest Hotel is an 2014 comedy film written and directed by Wes Anderson, from a story by Anderson and Hugo Guinness, inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig. Featuring an ensemble cast, it stars Ralph Fiennes as a concierge who teams up with one of his employees to prove his innocence after he is framed for murder, the film is an American-German-British co-production that was financed by German financial companies and film-funding organizations. The Grand Budapest Hotel was released to acclaim from film critics. The film led the BAFTA nominations, with its 11 nominations including Best Film and Best Director for Anderson, the film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and garnered three more Golden Globe Award nominations, including Best Director for Anderson. It also garnered nine Academy Award nominations, joining Birdman with the most for the ceremony, including Best Picture and it won the Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Production Design and Best Original Score. The narrative takes the form of a story within a story within a story, the Author begins narrating the tale from his desk in 1985 to a TV film crew about a trip he made to the Grand Budapest Hotel in 1968. Many of its lustrous facilities are now in a state of repair. The Author encounters the hotels concierge, Monsieur Jean, and elderly owner, Zero Moustafa, one afternoon, and they agree to meet later that evening. Over dinner in the enormous dining room, Mr. Moustafa tells him the tale of how he took ownership of the hotel. Part 1 – M. Gustave The story begins in 1932 during the glory days when the young Zero was a lobby boy, freshly arrived in Zubrowka after his hometown was razed. Zero befriends and eventually proposes to Agatha, who is a pastry chef. Zubrowka being on the verge of war is of concern to Monsieur Gustave H. the Grand Budapests devoted concierge. The owner of the hotel is unknown and only relays important messages through the lawyer Deputy Kovacs. When he is not attending to the needs of the wealthy clientele or managing its staff. One of the ladies is Madame Céline Villeneuve Desgoffe und Taxis, one month later, Gustave is informed that Madame D has died. This enrages her family, all of whom hoped to inherit it and her son, Dmitri Desgoffe und Taxis, lashes out at Gustave. With the help of Zero, Gustave steals the painting and returns to the Grand Budapest, during the journey, Gustave makes a pact with Zero, in return for the latters help, he makes Zero his heir. Shortly thereafter, Gustave is arrested and imprisoned for the murder of Madame D after forced testimony by Serge X, Madame Ds butler, Gustave tells Zero he has an alibi for the night Madame D was killed but could never cite his aristocratic lady bedmistress in court
4. The King's Speech – The Kings Speech is a 2010 British biographical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler. Colin Firth plays the future King George VI who, to cope with a stammer, sees Lionel Logue, Seidler read about George VIs life after overcoming a stuttering condition he endured during his youth. He later rewrote his screenplay for the stage to focus on the relationship between the two protagonists. Nine weeks before filming began, Logues notebooks were discovered and quotations from them were incorporated into the script, principal photography took place in London and around Britain from November 2009 to January 2010. The opening scenes were filmed at Elland Road, Leeds, and Odsal Stadium, Bradford, for indoor scenes, Lancaster House substituted for Buckingham Palace, and Ely Cathedral stood in for Westminster Abbey, while the weaving mill scene was filmed at the Queen Street Mill in Burnley. A third technique Hooper employed was the framing of characters, in his first consultation with Logue. Released in the United Kingdom on 7 January 2011, The Kings Speech was a box office. On a budget of £8 million, it earned over £250 million internationally and it was widely praised by film critics for its visual style, art direction, and acting. Other commentators discussed the representation of historical detail, especially the reversal of Winston Churchills opposition to abdication. The film received awards and nominations, particularly for Colin Firths performance. The Kings Speech won seven British Academy Film Awards, including Best Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, the film also won four Academy Awards, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Original Screenplay. Prince Albert, Duke of York, the son of King George V. The Duke has given up hope of a cure, but his wife Elizabeth persuades him to see Lionel Logue, during their first private session, Logue insists on being called Lionel by his patient. In addition, breaching royal etiquette, Logue calls the Prince Bertie, Prince Albert leaves in anger but Logue offers him the recording as a keepsake. His attempt to do so is a failure, later, the Duke plays Logues recording and hears himself reciting unhesitatingly. He therefore returns to Logue, where he and his wife both insist that Logue focus only on physical exercises, not therapy, Logue teaches his patient muscle relaxation and breath control but continues to probe gently and persistently at the psychological roots of the stutter. Albert eventually reveals some of the pressures of his childhood and the two men start to become friends. It is pointed out that Edward, as head of the Church of England, cannot marry her, even if she receives her second divorce, when Logue insists that Albert could be a good king instead, the latter labels such a suggestion as treason and dismisses Logue
5. The Monuments Men – The Monuments Men is a 2014 American-German war film directed by George Clooney, and written and produced by Clooney and Grant Heslov. The film stars an ensemble cast including Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett. It is loosely based on the non-fiction book The Monuments Men, Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, the Monuments Men was co-produced by Columbia Pictures and Babelsberg Studio, and released on February 7,2014. It received mixed reviews and grossed $155 million worldwide against a $70 million budget. In 1943, during World War II, the Allies are making good progress driving back the Axis powers in Italy, Frank Stokes persuades the American President that victory will have little meaning if the artistic treasures of Western civilization are lost in the fighting. Simone runs to the railyard to confront Stahl, but can only watch as Stahl departs aboard the train carrying the precious cargo, standing defiantly as he futilely fires his pistol at her. Stokes unit finds its work frustrated by its own officers in the field. James Granger finds that Simone will not cooperate with those whom she suspects want to confiscate the art for their own country. The unit splits up to cover ground, with varying degrees of success. Donald Jeffries, of the British Army, sneaks into Bruges and he is killed attempting to stop Colonel Wegner from taking it away. Eventually, purely by chance, they find and arrest Viktor Stahl, hiding as a farmer, walter Garfield and Jean Claude Clermont get lost in the countryside and blunder into a firefight. Clermont is mortally wounded and dies when Garfield is unable to find medical help and she provides a comprehensive ledger she has compiled that provides valuable information on the stolen art and the rightful owners. Even as the team learns that the artwork is being stored in various mines and castles, it learns that it must now compete against the Soviet Union. Meanwhile, Colonel Wegner is systematically destroying whole art caches, in addition, the team captures the entire gold reserves of the Nazi German national treasury. Finally, the finds a mine in Austria that appears to have been demolished. However, the team discovers that the entrances were blocked by the locals in order to prevent the Nazis from destroying the contents, Stokes reports back to President Truman that the team has recovered vast quantities of artwork and various other culturally significant items. As he requests to stay in Europe to oversee further searching and restoration, Truman then asks if,30 years from then, anyone will remember that these men died for a piece of art. In 1977, the elderly Stokes, replies Yeah, while he takes his grandson to see Michelangelos Madonna sculpture
6. Tale of Tales (2015 film) – Tale of Tales is a 2015 European dark fantasy film, directed by Matteo Garrone, starring Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, and John C. Reilly. An Italian-led production with co-producers in France and the United Kingdom and it competed for the Palme dOr at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. The Baroque stories manage to mix real and surreal with many metaphorical usages, pentamerone was a 17th-century collection of Italian fairytales. The three tales are La Cerva Fatata, La Pulce, La Vecchia Scorticata, that have been adapted with elements of other tales by Giambattista Basile. All three stories are told in a way, pieced in fragments through the whole film until the end. The first tale begins in the kingdom of Longtrellis, where the King and Queen have tried everything to have a child, the King loves his Queen, but all she desires is a child. One night, a necromancer suggests a solution, if the Queen eats the heart of an aquatic dragon cooked by a virgin. However, this will come at the cost of a life, the Queen accepts, not caring about the price. The King sets off to slay the dragon, and dies doing so. The Queen does not mourn the loss of her husband, she cares for the dragons heart. After eating the heart, the bears a son, Elias. The servant who cooked the heart for the Queen, who became pregnant by inhaling the steam from the heart, also gives birth to a boy. The two boys are nearly identical and have hair as white as the dragon, as a young man, Eliass affections are not for the Queen, but for his friend Jonah, who he views as a brother. This greatly hurts the Queen, who attempts to murder Jonah herself, after finding the boys are so close. In response, Jonah leaves the kingdom, leaving his mother, Elias is heartbroken and tries to convince Jonah to stay, but Jonah says he must go. Jonah takes a knife and plunges it into the root of a tree, Jonah tells Elias that as long as the tree continues to spout clear water, he will know that Jonah is alive and well. One day, Elias comes to the tree to find the water clouded with blood and he immediately leaves to find Jonah. When Elias arrives in a distant village, Jonahs pregnant sweetheart, by claiming to have lost his memory, Elias discovers that Jonah has been missing since he went to the woods five days ago
7. My Week with Marilyn – My Week with Marilyn is a 2011 British drama film directed by Simon Curtis and written by Adrian Hodges. It stars Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Dominic Cooper, Julia Ormond, Emma Watson, based on two books by Colin Clark, it depicts the making of the 1957 film The Prince and the Showgirl, which starred Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier. The film focuses on the week during the shooting of the 1957 film when Monroe was escorted around London by Colin, principal photography began on 4 October 2010, at Pinewood Studios. Filming took place at Saltwood Castle, White Waltham Airfield, and on locations in, Curtis also used the same studio in which Monroe had shot The Prince and the Showgirl in 1956. My Week with Marilyn had its premiere at the New York Film Festival on 9 October 2011. The film was released on 23 November 2011, in the United States, following his graduation from university in 1956, aspiring filmmaker Colin Clark travels to London to get a job on Laurence Oliviers next production. Production manager Hugh Perceval tells Colin that there are no jobs available, but he decides to wait for Olivier, whom he once met at a party. Olivier and his wife, Vivien Leigh, eventually show up and Vivien encourages Olivier to give Colin a job on his upcoming film The Prince and the Showgirl, starring Marilyn Monroe. Colins first task is to find a place for Marilyn and her husband, Arthur Miller. The press discover the house, but Colin reveals he secured a house just in case, impressing Olivier and Marilyns publicist. The paparazzi find out about Marilyns arrival at Heathrow and they gather around the plane when it lands, Marilyn brings Arthur, her business partner, Milton H. Greene, and her acting coach, Paula Strasberg, with her. Marilyn initially is uncomfortable around the photographers, but relaxes at the press conference. Olivier becomes frustrated when Marilyn is late to the read-through and she insists Paula sit with her, and when she has trouble with her lines, Paula reads them for her. The crew and the actors, including Sybil Thorndike, are in awe of Marilyn. Colin meets Lucy, an assistant to whom he is attracted. Marilyn starts arriving later to the set and often forgets her lines, however, Sybil praises Marilyn and defends her when Olivier tries to get her to apologise for holding the shoot up. Marilyn struggles to understand her character and leaves the set when Olivier insults her, Colin asks Olivier to be more sympathetic towards Marilyn, before he goes to Parkside House to check on her. He hears an argument and finds a tearful Marilyn sitting on the stairs with Arthurs notebook, Arthur later returns to the United States
8. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (film) – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a 2008 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by David Fincher. The storyline by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord is loosely based on the 1922 short story of the name by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The film stars Brad Pitt as a man who ages in reverse, the film was released in North America on December 25,2008 to positive reviews. In August 2005, elderly Daisy Fuller is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital as Hurricane Katrina approaches, she asks her daughter, Caroline, to read aloud from the diary of Benjamin Button. From the reading, it is revealed that on the evening of November 11,1918, the babys mother died after giving birth, and the father, Thomas Button, abandons the infant on the porch of a nursing home. Queenie and Mr. Tizzy Weathers, workers at the home, find the baby. Benjamin learns to walk in 1925, he declares it a miracle, on Thanksgiving 1930, Benjamin meets seven-year-old Daisy, whose grandmother lives in the nursing home. He and Daisy become good friends, later, he accepts work on a tugboat captained by Mike Clark. Benjamin also meets Thomas Button, who does not reveal that he is Benjamins father, in Autumn 1936, Benjamin leaves New Orleans for a long-term work engagement with the tugboat crew, Daisy later is accepted into a dance company in New York City under choreographer George Balanchine. In 1941, Benjamin is in Murmansk, where he begins having an affair with Elizabeth Abbott and that December, Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, thrusting the United States into World War II. Mike volunteers the boat for the U. S. Navy, during a patrol, the tugboat finds a sunken U. S. transport and the bodies of many American troops. A German submarine surfaces, Mike steers the tugboat full speed towards it while a German gunner fires on the tugboat, killing most of the crew, the tugboat rams the submarine, causing it to explode, sinking both vessels. Benjamin and another crewman are rescued by U. S. Navy ships the next day, in May 1945, Benjamin returns to New Orleans and reunites with Queenie. A few weeks later, he reunites with Daisy, they go out for dinner, upon failing to seduce him afterward, she departs. Benjamin later reunites with Thomas Button, who, terminally ill, reveals he is Benjamins father and wills Benjamin his button company, in 1947, Benjamin visits Daisy in New York unannounced but departs upon seeing that she has fallen in love with someone else. In 1954, Daisys dancing career ends when her leg is crushed in an accident in Paris. When Benjamin visits her, Daisy is amazed by his youthful appearance, in spring 1962, Daisy returns to New Orleans and reunites with Benjamin. Now of comparable physical age, they fall in love and go sailing together and they return to learn that Queenie has died, then move in together
9. Casanova (2005 film) – Casanova is a 2005 American romantic film directed by Lasse Hallström starring Heath Ledger and loosely based on the life of Giacomo Casanova. A young woman leaves her son to live with his grandmother. Several years later, in 1753, in Venice, Casanova, is notorious for his promiscuity with women, the Doge, the ruler of the city, is sympathetic to Casanova, but cannot be too lenient on him as to avoid trouble with the church. He warns Casanova that he must soon marry or he will be exiled from the city, Casanova is falling in love with Francesca, who writes illegal feminist books under the name of a man, Bernardo Guardi, and argues for womens rights as Dr. Giordano de Padua. Her mother pushes her to marry Paprizzio, a man from Genoa whom she has never seen. When Paprizzio arrives in Venice, Casanova lies to him and says that the hotel he booked is closed, Casanova also lies and says that his nom de plume is Bernardo Guardi. While Paprizzio, preparing to visit Francesca, stays at Casanovas house, Casanova visits Francesca, during the Venetian Carnival, Casanova confesses his true identity to Francesca, which makes her angry. Casanova is arrested by the Venetian Inquisition for crimes against sexual morality, such as debauchery, heresy and he saves Francesca by pretending to be Bernardo Guardi, which impresses her very much. At his trial, Francesca reveals that it is in fact she who is Bernardo Guardi, as they all escape on Paprizzios boat, Francescas brother, Giovanni, stays behind to continue Casanovas legendary womanizing. Visual effects for the film were produced by Custom Film Effects, period costumes were supplied by four different Italian costume houses, Tirelli Costumi, Nicolao Atelier, Costumi dArte, and G. P. 11, and shoes were manufactured by L. C. P, wardrobe was also rented from Sastreria Cornejo of Spain. Despite being set in Venice, some scenes were filmed in Vicenza, particularly the Teatro Olimpico, the Renaissance theater known for its intricate forced perspective stage design. Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op 3 No 11 Concerto for Mandolin in C Major Concerto No.1 in C Major Concerto in B Flat Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 44% based on reviews from 131 critics. Casanova at the Internet Movie Database Casanova at Box Office Mojo Casanova at Rotten Tomatoes
10. The Golden Compass (film) – The Golden Compass is a 2007 British and American fantasy and adventure film based on Northern Lights, the first novel in Philip Pullmans trilogy His Dark Materials. Written and directed by Chris Weitz, it stars Dakota Blue Richards, Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Tom Courtenay, Christopher Lee, Nicole Kidman, the project was announced in February 2002, but difficulties over the script and the selection of a director caused significant delays. At US$180 million, it was one of New Line Cinemas most expensive projects ever, the film depicts the adventures of Lyra Belacqua, an orphan living in a parallel universe on a world that looks much like our own. In Lyras world, a dogmatic ruling power called the Magisterium opposes free inquiry, poor, orphan, and Gyptian children are disappearing at the hands of a group the children call the Gobblers. When Lyra discovers that Mrs. Coulter is running the Gobblers, rescued by the Gyptians, Lyra joins them on a trip to the far north, to the land of the armored polar bears, in search of the missing children. The studio ordered significant changes late in post-production, which Weitz later called a terrible experience, although the films visual effects won both a BAFTA and an Academy Award, critical reception was mixed and revenue lower than anticipated. The story takes place in a world dominated by a powerful church called the Magisterium. Lyra Belacqua, a raised in a college in Oxford, England. Lyra then warns her uncle, Lord Asriel, who instructs her to remain in hiding, Lyra watches Asriel give a presentation regarding Dust, a particle that the Magisterium has forbidden the mention of. The college gives Asriel a grant to fund a northern expedition, at dinner, Lyra meets Mrs. Coulter, who insists on taking Lyra north as her assistant. Before Lyra leaves, the Master of the college entrusts her with the only remaining alethiometer, the Magisterium has destroyed all the others. He instructs her to keep it secret, especially from Mrs. Coulter, at Mrs. Coulters house in a city that resembles a futuristic London, Lyra mentions dust. This puts Mrs. Coulter on edge and she warns Lyra never to mention it again, Mrs. Coulters dæmon attacks Pan, causing Lyra to give in. Lyra and Pan discover that Mrs. Coulter is head of the General Oblation Board, the Gobblers and she also discovers that her best friend Roger and her Gyptian friend Billy have been taken by the Gobblers. Lyra and Pan walk in on Mrs. Coulters dæmon attempting to steal the alethiometer, the Gobblers pursue her, but she is saved by some Gyptians. Aboard a Gyptian boat heading north to rescue their children, Lyra shows the alethiometer to a Gyptian wise elder, Farder Coram, on deck that night Serafina Pekkala, the witch queen, tells Lyra that the missing children are in a place called Bolvangar. Mrs. Coulter sends two mechanical spy flies after Lyra, one is batted away but the other is caught and sealed in a can by Farder Coram, who explains that the spy fly has a sting with a sleeping poison. Lord Asriel is captured by Samoyed tribesmen hired by Mrs. Coulter, at a northern port, Lyra is befriended by a Texan aeronaut named Lee Scoresby, who advises her to hire an armoured bear