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 Posted:   May 25, 2013 - 12:33 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Alexandre Desplat has once again scored a film by Roman Polanski that is premiering at Cannes.

Here's a bit from The Hollywood Reporter's review that mentions the score:

"As in Polanski’s last adaptation of a play, Carnage, the film gets underway with only the briefest pretense of expanding beyond its confined setting. In a glowering sequence largely drained of color, Pawel Edelman’s camera cruises the tree-lined center lane of a Paris boulevard at high speed on a stormy night, as composer Alexandre Desplat’s thunderous opening theme signals ominous things to come."

Let's hope he was able to do more than just and opening and closing theme and that we'll see a release of the score.

James

 
 Posted:   May 25, 2013 - 1:21 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

I also hope there's a full score.

 
 
 Posted:   May 26, 2013 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

I'm not getting my hopes up after reading this in the Variety review:

"As on “Carnage,” composer Alexandre Desplat has provided a sparingly used but effective original score, including a haunting, carnivalesque main theme."

James

 
 Posted:   May 26, 2013 - 9:42 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Some music is better then none.

 
 
 Posted:   May 26, 2013 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I agree, sometimes it's quality not quantity, Some of the best scores have 15 minutes of music, sometimes the best scores have much more. Then as we all know it can work the other way, too much music. Like a pop song two and a half minutes of music can do it. Six minutes can drag it.

 
 Posted:   May 26, 2013 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   Diederik   (Member)

I'm not getting my hopes up after reading this in the Variety review:

"As on “Carnage,” composer Alexandre Desplat has provided a sparingly used but effective original score, including a haunting, carnivalesque main theme."

James


From what I read about Venus in Fur it appears to be a dialogue driven film, like Carnage was. Carnage didn't need any more score than it received, so I trust that Venus in Fur also won't receive any unnecessary underscore, but only where needed. Dialogue driven films can do without much score in general.

My hopes are quite high for the film, since I love most of Polanski's work and his last two films were especially great in my mind. I also really liked the music Desplat delivered for both The Ghost Writer and Carnage, so my guess is that this newest collaboration won't disappoint.

 
 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 3:56 AM   
 By:   Olivier Rouyer (Starfe)   (Member)

http://www.lefigaro.fr/musique/2013/05/24/03006-20130524ARTFIG00487-alexandre-desplat-travailler-avec-polanski-est-une-benediction.php

Desplat has composed 45 minutes of music for Venus In Fur.

 
 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 6:48 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Plenty for a CD release.

 
 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 9:13 PM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

Nice. I hope it gets released. It's interesting how Desplat is getting less proyects this year (Zulu, Venus In Fur, The Monuments Men), with some big ones for next year (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Philomena). Though there's the rumour of him scoring The Butler.

 
 Posted:   May 29, 2013 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

Another interview where Desplat confirms there's 45 minutes of music on the film (besides that he'll be play a symphony in June, written by him):

http://www.lefigaro.fr/musique/2013/05/29/03006-20130529ARTFIG00274-desplat-le-cinema-francais-reconnait-enfin-le-role-des-compositeurs.php

"Many directors are closer to pop music. I have nothing against, but, personally, hear again for the umpteenth time the song that turned the summer inspires me with little emotion. Or must it be a choice editorialized to obtain a particular effect on a desired, for example scene. But I do not think this is related only to the world of cinema. Music the way I hear it, plural, original, versatile, has become a very short luxury in today's world."

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2013 - 10:18 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

A pity Polanski never returns to Vangelis, after the great Bitter Moon.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2013 - 10:10 PM   
 By:   davidcapizzano   (Member)

I need new Desplat in my life. His work on Ghost Writer is amazing.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 12:12 PM   
 By:   davidcappi   (Member)

Trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6ZfyucqiQw

I'm guessing that's Desplat's music in the background. If so, I dig it. Its wild, and very Thomas Newman.

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 8:12 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

The album is available here:

http://www.qobuz.com/album/la-venus-a-la-fourrure-bande-originale-du-film-alexandre-desplat/3700403511376

But it's only one 36 minute track and there seems to be no way to sample the music. I'll hold off buying it until I can get more information.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 10:46 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

The album is available here:

http://www.qobuz.com/album/la-venus-a-la-fourrure-bande-originale-du-film-alexandre-desplat/3700403511376

But it's only one 36 minute track and there seems to be no way to sample the music. I'll hold off buying it until I can get more information.


Can Americans buy from this Qobuz site? It's also at amazon.fr, but foreigners are blocked from buying mp3s there:

http://www.amazon.fr/V%C3%A9nus-fourrure-Bande-originale-film/dp/B00GPFFQFI/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&sr=1-1&keywords=La+V%C3%A9nus+%C3%A0+la+fourrure

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 11:28 PM   
 By:   Luc Van der Eeken   (Member)

What? Download only...again? Philomena still has no CD release. I guess no Desplats for me this year.

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2013 - 2:36 AM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

What? Download only...again? Philomena still has no CD release. I guess no Desplats for me this year.

(sigh) Me too. If I can't get a CD, I just do without. I refuse to pay $10 for a lossy mp3 download with either no or print-it-yourself liner notes & art. I might consider that for a lossless download (like FLAC or something), but it would have to be really special.

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2013 - 7:19 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

You guys are so weird.

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2013 - 7:32 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Both Philomena and Venus in Fur are available in lossless format.

Now I would prefer a CD, and I would never pay a dime for MP3s, lossless formats are quite fine by me.

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2013 - 7:33 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

The album is available here:

http://www.qobuz.com/album/la-venus-a-la-fourrure-bande-originale-du-film-alexandre-desplat/3700403511376

But it's only one 36 minute track and there seems to be no way to sample the music. I'll hold off buying it until I can get more information.


Can Americans buy from this Qobuz site? It's also at amazon.fr, but foreigners are blocked from buying mp3s there:

http://www.amazon.fr/V%C3%A9nus-fourrure-Bande-originale-film/dp/B00GPFFQFI/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&sr=1-1&keywords=La+V%C3%A9nus+%C3%A0+la+fourrure


I just did and I'm not using a proxy.

 
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