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 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 11:45 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

I think it's less repeating himself than just spreading himself so thin that even his writing seems really thin, too. It's not helping things when he _seemingly_ doesn't score anything for the first 10 months of the year, then has 8 prestige movies coming out at once.

I don't want to say his scores are super cerebral or anything, but it seems like it takes a while for his more recent works to settle in and differentiate themselves from the pack.

Either way, excited to hear whatever he has coming. Looking forward to more waltzes and low-end bass throbbing.

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 12:07 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

I think it's less repeating himself than just spreading himself so thin that even his writing seems really thin, too. It's not helping things when he _seemingly_ doesn't score anything for the first 10 months of the year, then has 8 prestige movies coming out at once.

I don't want to say his scores are super cerebral or anything, but it seems like it takes a while for his more recent works to settle in and differentiate themselves from the pack.

Either way, excited to hear whatever he has coming. Looking forward to more waltzes and low-end bass throbbing.


Many of the films that are being released at the end of year were scored earlier in the year.

Desplat does not work on them all at once.

Looking over the filmography of many of the great composers of the past and they were all very active in their time.

Desplat is following in their footsteps.

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

It's not helping things when he _seemingly_ doesn't score anything for the first 10 months of the year, then has 8 prestige movies coming out at once.

Many of the films that are being released at the end of year were scored earlier in the year.

Desplat does not work on them all at once.



Hence the word "seemingly," friend! I know how reality works!

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 12:41 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)


Hence the word "seemingly," friend! I know how reality works!


I know but you're implying that because Desplat has all his scores coming out at the same time and this results in "thin" work? I don't get it... confused

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 12:50 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)


Hence the word "seemingly," friend! I know how reality works!


I know but you're implying that because Desplat has all his scores coming out at the same time and this results in "thin" work? I don't get it... confused


The glut of Desplat releases at the end of the year causes them all to kind of sound the same to me at first, then as the following year unfolds, I start to pick out things here and there from each one that helps to separate them musically.

All I'm saying is that despite the fact that all of his scores are released at one time of the season, he works so much during the preceding 11 months that it's making his music sound less vibrant and less interesting by comparison to his earlier scores that made him popular in the first place.

But when you're hot, you're hot.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2013 - 9:41 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Well this film is now pushed back to next year and apparently Desplat hasn't even scored it yet.

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/george-clooney-monuments-men-delayed-2014-012105640.html

James

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2013 - 11:28 PM   
 By:   Xalandar   (Member)

Well I was to his concert at the World Soundtrack Awards last week, and he said he was going to record it this week!

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2013 - 11:31 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

One of the only two films (the other is "Inside Llewyn Davis") that I had been looking forward to seeing in December. (I had also hoped that Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" - also to be scored by Desplat - would open before the end the year as well.) 2013 is turning out to be a very thin movie year. I have no films yet on my top favorites list. ("The Great Gatsby" is entertaining, but not necessarily top 10 worthy.) Here's hoping "Llewyn" and Payne's "Nebraska" live up to their good reviews at Cannes. I also have some films from earlier this year to catch up with - "Upstream Color," "Trance," "This is Martin Bonner" and "The Grandmaster."

 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2013 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Well this film is now pushed back to next year and apparently Desplat hasn't even scored it yet.

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/george-clooney-monuments-men-delayed-2014-012105640.html

James


You mean the score hasn't been recorded yet.

But that's too bad. I was really looking forward to hearing the score this year.

Now Desplat fans only have Philomena.

 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2013 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   Juanki   (Member)

If Alexandre Desplat score doesn't compite for awards this year, I think the set up for best original score at Oscars is pretty predictable at this moment. I am pretty sure the nominees will be:

John Williams for "The Book Thief"
Thomas Newman for "Saving Mr. Banks"
Steven Price for "Gravity"
Randy Newman for "Monsters University"
Hans Zimmer for "12 Years a Slave"

What do you think? Is there anything which could surprise us?

 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2013 - 12:30 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

If Alexandre Desplat score doesn't compite for awards this year, I think the set up for best original score at Oscars is pretty predictable at this moment. I am pretty sure the nominees will be:

John Williams for "The Book Thief"
Thomas Newman for "Saving Mr. Banks"
Steven Price for "Gravity"
Randy Newman for "Monsters University"
Hans Zimmer for "12 Years a Slave"

What do you think? Is there anything which could surprise us?


I don't think there's any way Newman gets nominated for Monsters University, and I'd hope that Gravity wouldn't just get the nomination based on the quality of the film itself, but you know how that goes. What's the dark horse candidate, the first-time composer scoring a prestige movie, for this awards season?

 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2013 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

If Alexandre Desplat score doesn't compite for awards this year, I think the set up for best original score at Oscars is pretty predictable at this moment. I am pretty sure the nominees will be:

John Williams for "The Book Thief"
Thomas Newman for "Saving Mr. Banks"
Steven Price for "Gravity"
Randy Newman for "Monsters University"
Hans Zimmer for "12 Years a Slave"

What do you think? Is there anything which could surprise us?


I don't think there's any way Newman gets nominated for Monsters University, and I'd hope that Gravity wouldn't just get the nomination based on the quality of the film itself, but you know how that goes. What's the dark horse candidate, the first-time composer scoring a prestige movie, for this awards season?


Steven Price for "Gravity"

 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2013 - 5:00 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

But he's not an "outsider" or anything, he's just relatively new to the game. I'm thinking someone who doesn't actually score a lot of films. Hell, you KNOW what I mean, man!

 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2013 - 5:18 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

But he's not an "outsider" or anything, he's just relatively new to the game. I'm thinking someone who doesn't actually score a lot of films. Hell, you KNOW what I mean, man!

I've never heard of Price, and now he has "scored" this widely acclaimed film. There's really no one else that fits the category.

Also I hope Randy Newman is nominated because his score for Monster University is one of my favorites of 2013.

 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2013 - 7:08 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

That's what I mean, you just know there's going to be some weird-ass no-name swooping in to win it again this year. Price has done more movies than just Gravity, man!

 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2013 - 8:39 PM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

Good news, OP!

This is again a film I am also looking forward to. As a sidenote, I must imagine that a set with John Goodman, Matt Damon, and Bill Murray must be a fun one to be on... I might hope to watch some genuinely candid (not *produced*!...) special feature stuff thus spawned on the eventual media release.

This is a WWII subject I`m not familiar with (there aren`t many). Should be intriguing, fun, etcetera etcetera.

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2013 - 1:25 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

If Alexandre Desplat score doesn't compite for awards this year, I think the set up for best original score at Oscars is pretty predictable at this moment. I am pretty sure the nominees will be:

John Williams for "The Book Thief"
Thomas Newman for "Saving Mr. Banks"
Steven Price for "Gravity"
Randy Newman for "Monsters University"
Hans Zimmer for "12 Years a Slave"

What do you think? Is there anything which could surprise us?


I´d rather have a great score than a surprise.

But that list seems to be very accurate.

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2013 - 1:34 PM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

Well this film is now pushed back to next year and apparently Desplat hasn't even scored it yet.

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/george-clooney-monuments-men-delayed-2014-012105640.html

James


You mean the score hasn't been recorded yet.

But that's too bad. I was really looking forward to hearing the score this year.

Now Desplat fans only have Philomena.


And Zulu and Venus In Fur. Philomena pretty much will be this year's War House (a beautiful, emotional score bashed by tone deaf critics) so I don't think it has any chance for awards.

Definitely I would prefer Williams to win because The Book Thief is promising and Williams out of his comfort zone (especially without Spielberg) brings a lot of good stuff.

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2013 - 1:38 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)



And Zulu and Venus In Fur. Philomena pretty much will be this year's War House (a beautiful, emotional score bashed by tone deaf critics) so I don't think it has any chance for awards.



I would love to be able to listen to these scores soon.

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2013 - 1:56 PM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

I wouldnt say THE BOOK THIEF will put Williams "out of his confort zone" just because Spielberg is not there. The theme and tone and look of the picture claims for one of his typical sensitive scores (a child, WWII, family bounds, sadness but hope... nazis...)

 
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