Posts Tagged ‘The King’s Speech’

Alexandre Desplat has won the Orange British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) in the Original Music category for his score for The King’s Speech. The award was presented to him by singer/songwriter Paul McCartney. Desplat’s competitors in the category were A.R. Rahman for 127 Hours, Danny Elfman for Alice in Wonderland, John Powell for How to […]

Following the announcement of the nominations for this year’s Academy Awards, reactions from all nominated composers have appeared online. John Powell on How to Train Your Dragon: Visit Movieline for a short interview with Powell on his very first Oscar nomination and also check out Variety and The Hollywood Reporter for a short reaction from […]

Four new movies are opening wide over Thanksgiving weekend: Walt Disney Pictures’ Tangled features songs and score by Alan Menken. Check out our previous article announcing the soundtrack album. A short video interview on the score has been uploaded on YouTube. To listen to lenghty audio interviews with Menken talking about his work on Tangled, […]

Alexandre Desplat’s score for The King’s Speech will be released by Decca Records on November 22. The soundtrack album features about 30 minutes of score, plus two classical pieces by Beethoven which have been specifically recorded for the movie. To listen to audio clips from the album and order the CD, visit Amazon. Also check […]

UPDATE (February 24, 2011): The Gardener has recently received a new title: A Better Life. Alexandre Desplat has been hired to score the upcoming drama The Gardener. In the movie, a gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for […]