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This is a comments thread about Blog Post: The Magic & Majesty of Alexandre Desplat by Tim Burden
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2014 - 3:45 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I've been on a Desplat kick this past week, in preparation for the concert in London next Thursday. Can't wait to attend it.
I remember really digging him when I first heard some of his scores (Luzhin Defence, Hostage, Birth, Pearl Earing), but I went off him for awhile, after a series of his scores left me underwhelmed.
However, having a relisten has reminded me how good some of his more recent stuff has been (New Moon is ace and King's Speech sounded a bit better too). Still don't like Golden Compass or his Potter scores that much though.
A mate just passed me a copy of Imitation Game so I'm hitting that next.
I hope he does Monuments Men live next week.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2014 - 4:12 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Kev, it sounds as if you still have a rich vein to tap in his earlier French scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2014 - 4:40 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Aye Chris, I haven't heard that much of his early years (French) stuff, as I only discovered him via his early American scores around the time of Hostage.
Being brutally honest, he's actually my 3rd favourite current French composer, as I much prefer the music of Philippe Rombi and Frederic Talgorn.
But their yearly outputs combined doesn't come close to what Desplat does!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2014 - 5:38 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

He's certainly making hay while le soleil shines.

Enjoy the concert, pal.

 
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