Alexandre Desplat’s score for Argo

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  1. VCQ
    November 15, 2012

    Desplat’s gorgeous score for ARGO added to amazing end result to a fantastic movie. If there is any justice, his work in this film should get recognized along with Affleck’s masterful directing and Terrio’s screenplay adaptation. All top-notch, in my book!

  2. keifer
    November 15, 2012

    And the Oscar goes to . . . Messieur Desplat!

    Well deserved!

    If you ever get a chance, listen to his scores for “Coco Avant Channel” or “Cheri”. They contain wonderful, beautiful music.

  3. lane
    November 15, 2012

    sorry but the score is an uninspired bore. Beasts of the Southern Wild, Cloud Atlas, The Master, The Avengers and Samsara all easily best this one. Especially Beasts

  4. Adam Lewis
    November 15, 2012

    I agree with Lane

    I am a huge Desplat fan but I think he’s spreading himself too thin lately, doing too many scores a year.

    For me, The Ghost Writer and Fantastic Mr Fox are his best still.

    My favourite score of the year isn’t even eligible – Salmon Fishing In The Yemen. Beautiful end credits suite.

  5. Aaron B
    November 15, 2012

    Agree that this score isn’t his best. I enjoy parts, for sure, but overall don’t love it.

    My favorite scores so far this year that I’ve heard are Brave and Anna Karenina. From the snippets I’ve heard, I expect “The Hobbit” may be my favorite when it’s all said and done, but I don’t want to listen to the whole thing until I see the film.

  6. Gustavo
    November 15, 2012

    Just a good cliché score with one great moment: the whistles while in the airport shuttle. Shouldn’t. And voters for this category have been making unassailable choices lately, such as Atonement, Up and The Social Network.

  7. keifer
    November 15, 2012

    I also loved Thomas Newman’s score for “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and James Newton Howard’s score for “Snow White and the Huntsman”. Both superlative.

    I hope they both get nominated this year, along with AD for “Argo” or “Moonrise Kingdom”.

    I thought having the main character announce the instruments used in the film throughout the end credits was very original! Just another directorial stroke of genius by diretor West Anderson.

  8. Akumax
    November 15, 2012

    This year I’ve seen Reality by Matteo Garrone (great movie about the world we live in), Argo by Ben Affleck (the best use of suspense in years), Moonrise Kingdom (a world so touching and funny to make me desperate to live there). Mr Desplat created 3 very different scores that serve very well the story and the spirit of each film. Amazing composer!

  9. lane
    November 15, 2012

    listen to ‘Once There Was a Hushpuppy’ from Beasts of the Southern Wild and tell me what track this year beats that. None so far.

  10. JamDenTel
    November 15, 2012

    Yeah, not a bad score, but I don’t like Argo very much, and I think The Master’s score is infinitely more memorable. So this ain’t getting my vote.

  11. DavidCapizzano
    November 15, 2012

    Its a good score, but his work on Rise of the Guardians is miles better than this. Its bombastic, almost Williams’ like.

  12. DavidCapizzano
    November 15, 2012

    A Preview of the Guardians score:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJcKQGsXxL8

  13. Moviehobbyist
    November 16, 2012

    The whole Guardians score is already available to stream from the FYC website…

  14. steve50
    November 17, 2012

    Good stuff.

    Desplat is deserving, but he may get a run for his money from Life of Pi:
    http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/preview-23-minutes-of-mychael-danns-life-of-pi-score/

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