WaterTower to Release “Fantastic Beasts” Score

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WaterTower Music will release the official score album for the upcoming fantasy adventure “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”.

The album features the film’s original music composed by James Newton Howard whose previous scoring credits include “The Hunger Games”, “King Kong”, “The Sixth Sense” and “Maleficent”; Continue reading

ROGUE ONE: Giacchino Replaces Desplat!

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Earlier today, several sources reported that composer Alexandre Desplat is no longer attached to score the upcoming “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” due to scheduling conflicts caused by reshoots. Replacing the Academy-Award-winning composer on this project, Michael Giacchino was brought in to take over scoring duties on the upcoming spin-off, to be released on December 16 by Walt Disney pictures. Continue reading

Alexandre Desplat’s 2016: A Frenchman with a Preference for Drama

Alexandre Desplat is not only one of the best and most well-regarded film composers working in the the industry nowadays but he is also one of the most productive. Within the following article, we want to take a closer look at his huge output of 2016, ranging from intimate dramas to spectacular sci-fiction action – yeah, you know what I’m talking about… 😉

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS

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Desplat’s first official entry in a year packed with a whole bunch of his scores is “just another” World War 2 drama, this time set in Berlin and based on Hans Fallada’s bestselling novel. It follows the touching story of a couple whose only child is killed fighting at the front which then results in an extraordinary act of resistance. Continue reading

The Light Between Oceans – Alexandre Desplat

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There are composers who excel in every genre they are working in and so is Alexandre Desplat. Having scored smaller French dramas at the very beginning of his career, he worked himself up to the A-list of Hollywood composers in a comparatively short time, becoming the go-to composer for renowned directors such as George Clooney and Ben Affleck. He’s shown that he is more than capable of writing music for big summer blockbusters by providing an intelligent action score for Gareth Edward’s “Godzilla” and by being chosen to fill in the giant steps of John Williams for the finale of the “Harry Potter” franchise as well as the upcoming “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. Continue reading