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 Posted:   Nov 5, 2013 - 7:40 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

I found the audio samples very appealing. The film's coming attraction was intriguing.

I'll bite my thumb for now and wait to see how the film does once it premiers here in the USA.
I would presume that if the film's a big flop, then a digital download is what we'll have to settle for.

But if the film is at least a modest hit, then perhaps we may get either an on-demand CDR from Amazon, or even a pressed CD if we're lucky.

Whatever materializes, we'll have the music one way or another.

Ron Burbella


Or you can always buy the FLAC version:

http://www.supraphonline.cz/album/38548-philomena-original-motion-picture-soundtrack-music-by-alexan/flac?trackId=487127

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2013 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Looks like you'll be able to get this in the U.S. as a download:

http://www.amazon.com/Philomena-Original-Motion-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/B00GJPIHIC/ref=sr_1_43?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1384009345&sr=1-43&keywords=soundtrack

November 25th.

James

 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2013 - 7:12 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

You can buy the FLAC version from anywhere.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2013 - 12:44 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

You can buy the FLAC version from anywhere.

Does the Czech site's FLAC option come with MP3s as well? The listing seems to say the options are "MP3 or "FLAC + MP3".

Think I'll finally break down and buy this as it appears there will not be a CD anywhere.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2013 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Very charming score from Monsieur Desplat. It was actually a surprise, I was expecting something a lot more dramatic.
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I was completely surprised by how upbeat the score is considering the subject matter. But there is a hint of melancholy in that carnival themeā€¦


Despite the subject matter, the film has a good deal of humor that stems from the unlikely pairing of divergent personalities.

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2013 - 2:31 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

You can buy the FLAC version from anywhere.

Does the Czech site's FLAC option come with MP3s as well? The listing seems to say the options are "MP3 or "FLAC + MP3".

Think I'll finally break down and buy this as it appears there will not be a CD anywhere.


Yes. I used google translate to figure everything out.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2013 - 6:19 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

You can buy the FLAC version from anywhere.

Does the Czech site's FLAC option come with MP3s as well? The listing seems to say the options are "MP3 or "FLAC + MP3".

Think I'll finally break down and buy this as it appears there will not be a CD anywhere.


Yes. I used google translate to figure everything out.


Thanks! Good to know.

I'll wait, however, until the film comes out here in the US. Quite often Amazon.com suddenly has CD versions of score albums appear after the movie comes out that were previously download only for weeks.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2013 - 2:07 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

And, to complement the album, here's the FYC complete score:

http://twcguilds.com/#!/philomena/music

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2013 - 8:57 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

The score gets better with every listen! The main theme has gotten stuck in my head!

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2013 - 9:02 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

The scores gets better with every listen. I can't get the main theme out of my head!

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2013 - 9:06 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

DP

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 8:43 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

This score is tied with Oblivion as my favorite of the year so far. The main theme is gorgeous, with hints of Amelie and the score for Tati's Playtime.

The cue titled "Driving Back" on the FYC, which makes up the second half of the album track "Anthony's Story", is a perfect example of the simple yet brilliant scoring choices Desplat makes. The sequence had most of the audience in tears when I saw it, due in no small part to the understated yet emotional music.

The album and the FYC are very different listens, I should point out, and each is worthwhile in their own way.

Also, the film is really great. I think Coogan may be a surprise nominee for Best Screenplay, it's an amazing achievement that this piece never veers off into schmaltz but also manages to avoid being overly snarky. The film walks a VERY difficult line between the two and works amazingly well. While the lead performances and Frears's direction help enormously, it's Coogan and his co-writer who found the way to make this story something other than the Lifetime movie it could so easily have been.

 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2013 - 8:30 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

How is the music mixed in the film? Did you struggle to hear the score?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2013 - 8:04 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

How is the music mixed in the film? Did you struggle to hear the score?

Not at all. Stephen Frears has a very European approach, much like Polanski, respecting Desplat's contribution and giving him free rein to create hugely thematic music that dominates the portions of his films where it's used, and then also not burying it in the mix.

It's nothing like the many recent American films Desplat has scored, where he's given a twenty-second establishing shot to score over, followed by lengthy dialogue scenes to somehow score under.

Desplat's working relationships with Frears and Polanski are generating some of his best scores recently.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2013 - 11:03 PM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

My review of PHILOMENA, for anyone who is interested:

http://moviemusicuk.us/2013/11/27/philomena-alexandre-desplat/

Jon

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 5:27 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Nice little feature at Huffpost:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/03/alexandre-desplat-philomena_n_4352451.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2013 - 1:44 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2013 - 1:50 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Should have asked him about Godzilla.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2013 - 10:44 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Best score of the year - why it's almost real movie music! But then Stephen Frears is a real director and the film is great and the music functions beautifully in it.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2013 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   RonBurbella   (Member)

The Weinstein Company has issued an Oscar Promo for Alexandre Desplat's score to PHILOMENA.
The Oscar Promo CDR has 38 tracks, whereas the first-released Amazon Download only has 19 tracks.

Hmmm. Keep your eyes peeled for a copy on eBay.

Ron Burbella

 
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