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 Posted:   Oct 29, 2012 - 4:50 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Looks like George Clooney is making Alexandre Desplat his go to composer. M. Desplat is scoring Clooney's next directorial effort THE MONUMENTS MEN. Sounds like a good project with a great cast. You can read more here:

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/25375/craig-goodman-join-clooney-s-monuments

James

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2012 - 6:23 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Sounds good all around. I think Clooney's a fine actor and am always more pleased to hear about a new film project of his than about his latest political shenanigans. Sounds like fertile ground for a good Desplat score as well.

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2012 - 8:52 PM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

That was quick. Now it's two Desplat scores for 2013 so far (and just like last year, we'll be hearing a lot of new proyects). Zulu (from the director of Largo Winch) and this one. This confirms that Clooney reccomended Desplat for Argo.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2012 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

Is this a story about the U.S. Army personnel who discovered almost mountainous accumulations of artwork masterpieces, hidden away by the Nazis, and who then spent much time and energy to restore them to museums, etc.?

Fascinating idea for a film, though there is already a documentary about it.

I suppose Clooney's film will tack on some kind of through-line narrative... and, of course, a love interest.

Personally, I have lately begun to tire of Desplat's scores, finding many of them mostly generic, including his recent effort for Clooney's THE IDES OF MARCH.

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2012 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

wtf. Ides of March generic? With the 70's vibe and that unusual main theme? Please. Desplat is everything but generic. He's one of the most diverse and chamaleonic composers we have.

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2012 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

Double post.

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2012 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

Is this a story about the U.S. Army personnel who discovered almost mountainous accumulations of artwork masterpieces, hidden away by the Nazis, and who then spent much time and energy to restore them to museums, etc.?

Indeed it is.

 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2013 - 1:56 PM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

Composer cameo!



Full story per Collider: http://collider.com/monuments-men-images-matt-damon-george-clooney/

 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2013 - 8:02 PM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

Since that Desplat finished most of his proyects for 2013, seems like he was bored and he asked Clooney to make a cameo in the movie razz

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2013 - 12:15 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

New trailer for the film can be seen here:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/monuments-men-trailer-george-clooney-602699

Looks good but absolutely HATE the music for the trailer. Why must every trailer have some contemporary hip hop/rock thing behind it?

James

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2013 - 6:48 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Why must every trailer have some contemporary hip hop/rock thing behind it?

James


 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

Kids won't be interested on watching a WWII film about a bunch of curators saving art because of a hip-hop song.

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Kids won't be interested on watching a WWII film about a bunch of curators saving art because of a hip-hop song.

The song is there to cue people that the film, while a period piece, has a modern sensibility. That's all.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 3:49 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Kids won't be interested on watching a WWII film about a bunch of curators saving art because of a hip-hop song.

The song is there to cue people that the film, while a period piece, has a modern sensibility. That's all.


In other words, it's there to mislead them into buying tickets. Period pieces are seen by the industry, sadly, as uncommercial, so they're trying to give the film the appearance of being somewhat modern.

However people won't find modern music in the film itself, a la The Great Gatsby. At least I hope not...

Also, I'll bet anything that the eventual overseas trailers will not need to use modern pop music like this. Only US audiences seem to require this. (And before anyone complains, I'm American)

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 7:18 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

In other words, it's there to mislead them into buying tickets.

Anybody who sees this explicitly period trailer that references World War II and Hitler repeatedly and thinks it takes place today is surely too stupid to successfully purchase a movie ticket.

I also think it's being ridiculously literal to demand that the music for a trailer (or a film) be absolutely true to its period. The music is part of the filmmaking, it exists outside the awareness of the characters depicted. Certainly, no music at the time of ancient Rome sounded remotely like the score to "Ben-Hur."

Films can be old fashioned whether they take place in the year 1900 or 2900. A film can be modern regardless of what period is depicted.

What you are objecting to is a perceived cynicism on the part of the studio. Perceive that if you like. I happen to think the trailer works.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 8:41 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

What you are objecting to is a perceived cynicism on the part of the studio. Perceive that if you like. I happen to think the trailer works.

I don't just perceive it, it's there in the industry. Trust me. I can't wait to see the film, but the trailer just grates, to me.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 9:28 AM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Obviously someone in Sony marketing came to their senses for the newest trailer. No stupid rap/rock/hip-hop shit playing in the trailer.



James

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 9:32 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Very interested in this new Desplat score.

I had been a huge fan of his work until the last two years when I got the feeling that he is just doing too much, therefore repeating himself ad nauseam.

Hopefully, this film is his return to form.

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 10:17 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Very interested in this new Desplat score.

I had been a huge fan of his work until the last two years when I got the feeling that he is just doing too much, therefore repeating himself ad nauseam.

Hopefully, this film is his return to form.


What is exactly is Desplat repeating? The last two years have been great in terms of Desplat music!

Rise of the Guardians, Zero Dark Thirty, the two Harry Potters, and many more!

Desplat just keeps getting better and better!

What other composer uses almost exclusively the LSO?

Next year we have Godzilla, Beauty and the Beast, and slew of other dramas where Desplat excels.

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

Nice to see Dujardin getting some A-picture work off his "Artist" Oscar win.



What's going on with the REAL star of "The Artist," though?

 
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