Over the last couple of days, the romance The Artist has been getting a lot of attention at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Likewise, the film’s music composed by French composer Ludovic Bource has been receiving a lot of praise from critics and might be an early contender for the upcoming Awards season. The black-and-white silent film takes place in 1927 Hollywood and focuses on a silent movie star whose career seems about to be ended because of the arrival of the talkies. At the same time, a pretty young extra sees the new format as an opportunity to launch her star. The movie stars Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Missi Pyle and Penelope Ann Miller. The film is directed by Michel Hazanavicius. Bource has scored the director’s previous three features Mes amis, OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies and OSS 117 – Lost in Rio. The Weinstein Company is expected to pick up domestic rights for The Artist and will be releasing the movie towards the end of the year.
The only previous scores composed by Bource that are currently available in the US are the soundtrack albums for the French spy comedy movie series OSS 117. OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies, which the composer co-scored with Kamel Ech-Cheik is available as a digital a release on Amazon and Bource’s sequel score for OSS 117 – Lost in Rio can be downloaded here.