Category:Films scored by Alexandre Desplat
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1. Alexandre Desplat – Alexandre Michel Gérard Desplat is a French film composer. Fox, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2, The Kings Speech, Moonrise Kingdom, Argo, Rise of the Guardians, Zero Dark Thirty, Godzilla, The Imitation Game, and Unbroken. Desplat was born in Paris, to a French father and a Greek mother who met at the University of California, after their marriage, they moved back to France, where Alexandre was born. Alexandre is the brother of Marie-Christine, also known as Kiki, who is leading jazz band Certains lAiment Chaud. At the age of five, he began playing piano and he also became proficient on trumpet and flute. He studied with Claude Ballif, Iannis Xenakis in France and Jack Hayes in the U. S. Desplat swiftly became skilled, Desplats musical interests were wide, listening to a mix of the French symphonists like Ravel and Debussy, jazz and even more exotic world music. He was also influenced by South American and African artists, among whom were Carlinhos Brown and Ray Lema. Being a big fan of films, Desplat set his sights on becoming a composer from an early age. He worked on his first film Le souffleur in 1986, when recording the music for his first film, he met violinist Dominique Lemonnier who became his favorite soloist, artistic director and wife. Desplat worked on many films throughout his career since the 1980s, and his big Hollywood break came in 2003 with the soundtrack for the film Girl with a Pearl Earring. Fox, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, The Ghost Writer, Daniel Auteuils remake of La Fille du Puisatier, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, and The Grand Budapest Hotel. Desplat has composed songs that have been sung in films by such artists as Akhenaton, Kate Beckinsale, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Valérie Lemercier, Miosotis. He has also written music for the theatre, including pieces performed at the Comédie Française, Desplat has conducted performances of his music played by the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Munich Symphony Orchestra. Desplat has also given Master Classes at La Sorbonne in Paris, in 2007, he composed the scores for Philip Pullmans Golden Compass, Zach Helms directorial debut Mr. Magoriums Wonder Emporium with American composer Aaron Zigman, and the Ang Lee movie Lust, Caution. He won the 2007 BMI Film Music Award,2007 World Soundtrack Award,2007 European Film Award and he also won the Silver Berlin Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for Best Film Music in The Beat that My Heart Skipped. In 2008, Desplat received his second Oscar nomination for David Finchers Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Desplat received his third Oscar nomination and a BAFTA nomination for Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2010, both of which were won by Michael Giacchino for Up. In early 2011, Desplat began to write the music to Harry Potter and he reunited with director David Yates, who offered Desplat the opportunity to score the second part after his work on the Part 1 soundtrack in 2010 enchanted everyone in the control room. Desplats soundtrack sequel to the 2008 film Largo Winch was released in 2011 and was well received, Desplats 2011 projects included The Tree of Life, directed by Terrence Malick, A Better Life, La Fille du Puisatier, Roman Polanskis Carnage, and George Clooneys Ides of March
2. 11'09"01 September 11 – 110901 September 11 is a 2002 international film composed of 11 contributions from different filmmakers, each from a different country. Each gave their own vision of the events in New York City during the September 11 attacks, in a film of 11 minutes,9 seconds. The original concept and production of the film were by French producer Alain Brigand and it has been released internationally with several different titles, depending on the language. It is listed in the Internet Movie Database as 110901 - September 11, while in French, it is known as 11 minutes 9 secondes 1 image, samira Makhmalbaf In this segment, young Afghan schoolchildren discuss the Twin Towers collapse. I didnt want to make it too judgemental, I wanted it to be innocent, through the eyes of the children. Johnson Jay Cassidy Hajime Okayasu Bac Films BIM Alfa Films Atrix Films Bir Film Empire Pictures Inc
3. Afterwards – Afterwards is a 2008 English-language psychological thriller film directed by Gilles Bourdos and starring Romain Duris, John Malkovich and Evangeline Lilly. Based on Guillaume Mussos novel Et après, the story tells of a workaholic lawyer who is told by a self-proclaimed visionary that he must try to prevent his imminent death. The film was shot in New York City, Montreal and various New Mexico locations over June to July 2007, as a child, Nathan Del Amico dies in an accident, but comes back. Nathan and his wife had recently lost their son to SIDS, once Nathan is convinced about the doctors ability, he visits his ex-wife and daughter in New Mexico. The film, a C$10 million co-production between Canadas Christal Films Productions and Frances Fidélité Films, was filmed six weeks in New York, Quebec. Filming in Manhattan commenced on June 4,2007, production moved to New Mexico from June 15–19, where scenes were shot at various locations in Albuquerque, Alamogordo, Jemez Springs and Tularosa. Though writer/director Bourdos is French, as is Mussos adapted novel and co-financier Christal Films Productions, the film had its world premiere on September 7,2008 at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival, looking for a U. S. distribution buyer. It was theatrically released by Mars Distribution on January 14,2009 in France and Belgium and it went on to gross $1.1 million in its first week and ranked fifth in the Paris area. Seville Pictures bought the rights to the films Canadian distribution from Christal Films, Afterwards at the Internet Movie Database
4. The Alibi – The Alibi is a 2006 American film written by Noah Hawley and directed by Matt Checkowski and Kurt Mattila. The film was released to DVD on December 5,2006 under the title Lies, a man who runs an alibi agency, a service for adulterous husbands and wives that provides airtight alibis, runs into trouble with his latest client. In order to remedy the problem, he has to rely on an enticing woman. The plot thickens when he switches identities with one of his clients for a weekend, with the police, an assassin, and a jealous ex-boyfriend to run from, he discovers that he will need all the ingenuity he can muster to survive
5. American Pastoral (film) – American Pastoral is a 2016 American crime-drama film directed by Ewan McGregor and written by John Romano, based on the 1997 novel of the same name by Philip Roth. The film stars McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Peter Riegert, Rupert Evans, Uzo Aduba, Molly Parker, principal photography began on September 21,2015, in Pittsburgh. The film had its premiere on September 9,2016, at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival was released in the United States on October 21,2016. At the 45th-year reunion of the class of Weequahic High School in Newark, New Jersey, author Nathan Zuckerman meets one of his old friends. They talk about Jerrys brother, former star athlete Seymour Swede Levov, in a flashback, Swede persuades his father, glovemaking magnate Lou Levov, to let him marry his high school sweetheart, beauty queen Dawn Dwyer. Lou is skeptical because Dawn is a devout Roman Catholic, and they have a daughter, Meredith, or Merry, and settle in the town of Old Rimrock, where they acquire a large farm. For much of her life, Merry struggles with a stuttering problem, by the time Merry reaches high school, she has become increasingly radicalized as the Vietnam War rages, and frequently goes to New York City to take part in antiwar protests. Fearing for her safety, Swede urges Merry to channel her energy into protesting against the war at home, a few days later, the local post office and gas station are blown up by a massive bomb, killing the gas stations owner. Merry disappears soon afterward, and is the suspect in the bombing. She isnt heard from again until Rita Cohen, a student at the Wharton School, comes ostensibly to do a study on the glovemaking industry, Swede meets Rita in a hotel, but spurns Ritas attempts to seduce him. The strain of Merrys disappearance briefly sends Dawn into a mental hospital and she gets a facelift soon afterward, and tries to get Swede to forget about Merry. Years later, when leaving a gallery crawl, Swede spots Rita on the street, Rita takes him to a skid-row area of Newark where Merry now lives. Here, Swede asks and Merry confesses to having made and planted 3 bombs and she also tells of how after escaping capture, she moved into the underground, when she was raped repeatedly. Merry wants to withdraw from society, as a penance for her crimes and she becomes a Jain and vows a life of non-violence. She has no desire to home even when Swede tries to trigger her childhood memories at a subsequent visit. We then see him in a series of shots through the years, growing older, outside the house where he found Merry. Back in the present, Nathan and Jerry attend Swedes funeral, answering himself how we know were alive, it is because we realize were wrong about everyone all the time. As the guests are about to leave, Merry arrives, having not since seen her father, Ewan McGregor as Seymour Swede Levov, a former high school star athlete and a successful Jewish American businessman
6. 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
7. The Army of Crime – The Army of Crime is a 2009 French drama-war film directed by Robert Guédiguian and based on a story by Serge Le Péron, one of three credited for the screenplay. It received a release in France on 16 September 2009. The film deals with the events of the Affiche Rouge affair, the title was taken from the caption on a propaganda poster, in which the Nazis sought to present prominent French Resistance fighters as foreign criminals, the caption read Liberators. Liberation by the army of crime, in Paris during the German occupation, an ill-assorted group of resistance fighters commits disorganized attacks. Missak Manouchian, an Armenian exile, is ready to help but is reluctant to kill, for him, being ready to die, however, circumstances lead him to abandon his reluctance. Under his leadership, the structures and plans its actions. The film traces the story of group, from its shaping to the arrest. The film grossed over 772,000 Euros in its first five days of release and it was screened out of competition at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival on 17 May 2009. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 90% based on 30 reviews, at Metacritic, the film has a score of 76 out of 100 based on 9 reviews, indicating generally favorable reviews. The film received positive reviews from French critics, with the website AlloCiné awarding it a score of 3.52 out of 5.00 based on twenty-five major reviews. In Paris Match, Alain Spira similarly stated that the film suffered from classicism, in Première, Véronique Le Bris criticized the time taken to introduce the various characters. In one of the negative reviews, Pierre Murat wrote for Télérama that while respectful. The Army of Crime fared well with critics, with the website Screenrush awarding it a score of four out of five based on six major British reviews. In The Independent, Anthony Quinn described the film as sombre and gripping, the Army of Crime was released in France on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on 19 January 2010. French films of 2009 Official website Official website The Army of Crime at the Internet Movie Database The Army of Crime at Rotten Tomatoes
8. The Beat That My Heart Skipped – The Beat That My Heart Skipped is a 2005 French film directed by Jacques Audiard and starring Romain Duris. It tells the story of Tom, a shady realtor torn between a life and his desire to become a concert pianist. The film premiered on 17 February 2005 at the Berlin Film Festival, the film was given limited Release to theaters in North America and grossed $1,023,424 and $10,988,397 worldwide. Intense young tough Thomas Seyr is a 28-year-old real estate broker involved in business deals. Thomas is born to this kind of work, his father, later, when he tries to enlist her help to watch over his father, she tells him they broke up due to Robert changing his attitude and she is aware of Toms backstabbing because Robert told her. Robert by this time is in danger from a Russian gangster, Minskov who scammed him out of 300,000 Euros, Tom chances upon his late mothers manager, his mother having been a concert pianist until she died 8 years previously. The manager remembers him playing something when he was 20 years old, the opportunity rapidly takes over Toms imagination, becoming an obsession. He finds a newly emigrated to France, virtuoso Miao Lin. She speaks only Chinese, Vietnamese and some English, but no French, Tom misses appointments and drops assignments while practicing piano around the clock, and having an affair with the wife of one of his promiscuous business partners. Finally Tom reaches the high standards of his teacher, but he falls apart at the audition and he goes to see his father only to find the apartment destroyed and his father murdered. Two years later, Tom tests a piano onstage and gives directions to the stage manager and he drives Miao Lin to the concert hall and parks the car, when he chances to see Minskov. He follows Minskov, and takes him by surprise waiting for an elevator and they fight in the stairwell, Minskov almost shooting Tom. Tom gains the hand and tries to use Minskovs own gun against him. Tom washes in the restroom and takes his seat in the hall, knuckles and shirt bloody. He is evidently Miao Lins manager and partner, fox Emmanuel Finkiel as Conservatory Professor The film is a remake of James Tobacks 1978 film Fingers, but it devotes more attention to the relationship between Tom and his piano teacher, Miao Lin. The idea that affection can blossom despite a language barrier is one which Jacques Audiard has raised before in Read My Lips. For the film, Duris learned to play his own piano sequences–most notably, Bachs Toccata in E minor, trained by his sister, pianist Caroline Duris, who performs on the soundtrack. The films French title comes from the lyrics of the Jacques Dutronc song La Fille du père Noël and it translates to English as My heart stopped beating
9. A Better Life – A Better Life is a 2011 American drama film directed by Chris Weitz. The screenplay, originally known as The Gardener, was written by Eric Eason based on a story by Roger L. Simon, Demián Bichir was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. Carlos Galindo works as a gardener with Blasco Martinez in Los Angeles, Blasco wants to return to Mexico and continually tries to persuade Carlos to purchase his business from him, which includes the work truck and gardening tools. Carloss son Luis is in school and is dating Ruthie Valdez. Luis regularly goes to her house after school where gang members congregate, Luis is embarrassed by his father and, although he does not wish to follow in his footsteps, he has a hard time committing himself to his education. However, his relationship with Ruthie and his friendship with Facundo pushes him toward becoming a gang member, Carlos asks his sister Anita for a loan to purchase Blascos truck and tools. Anita lends Carlos $12,000, which out of her familys emergency fund. Carlos returns to a corner where he used to look for work, however, on the first day, Santiago steals the truck. The next morning, Carlos and Luis head out to find Santiago, a trip leads them to a South Central apartment complex. The apartment is used as lodgings for undocumented immigrant workers, one man, to whom Santiago sold Carlos’ cellphone, tells them that Santiago moonlights as a dishwasher at a nightclub. When they first go, the club is closed and they go to a nearby rodeo, at the rodeo, Carlos and Luis talk about Luis’s feelings toward his culture and his family. Luis is bitter about his mother abandoning them and he does not like Mexican music or certain Mexican traditions. When the nightclub opens, Carlos finds Santiago washing dishes, Santiago runs away, but Luis is waiting outside and tackles him and brutally beats him until Carlos pulls Luis away. They discover that Santiago has sold the truck and sent the money to his family home to El Salvador. Luis runs away since he feels Carlos betrayed him for defending the man who stole their opportunity of improving their lives, the next morning Carlos goes looking for Luis and finds him at Facundo’s house. They argue, and Luis decides to stand by his father and they find the garage where Santiago sold the truck and steal it back. However, on their way home, they are pulled over by the police and he is quickly processed, and Luis gets to the prison just before Carlos is about to board a deportation bus. The guards allow Luis and Carlos to see other