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French Poster & More New Images From Roman Polanski's 'Carnage'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 13, 2011 12:43 PM
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Alexandre Desplat Replaces Alberto Iglesias As Film's ComposerWhile it may seem like heavier fare, "God of Carnage," the Tony-winning play by Yasmina Reza which Roman Polanski's "Carnage" is based on, is actually a comedy first, with some dramatic elements dashed in. In fact, one of the film's stars, Kate Winslet, recently revealed that the work is so riotously funny that during a performance of the play on Broadway in 2009, she "actually peed my pants, and not just once." Not exactly what we were expecting but it's definitely something we can get on board with.

Alexandre Desplat's 'A Better Life' Score Detailed; David Wingo & Jeff McIlwain Tune Up 'The Sitter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 26, 2011 4:45 AM
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A couple bits of soundtrack news this afternoon.

First Listen: 3 Clips From Alexandre Desplat's Haunting Score For 'The Tree Of Life'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 20, 2011 1:50 AM
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While the overblown Lars Von Trier-Nazi-gate has quickly raced to the top of the Cannes headlines, you might recall that earlier this week a guy named Terrence Malick finally unveiled his highly anticipated "The Tree Of Life." Even days later, for those bumping into each other around the Croisette, the first question seemed to be, "What did you think?" Well, in addition to our review from the festival we had a lot to more to say about the film that though a bit a uneven, still contains pockets of brilliance, awe-inspiring visuals and a thematic reach that simply is unlike anything being attempted in mainstream or indie cinema. In short, it's still an event and a film that must be experienced on a big screen. Part of the film's power comes from its extensive use of classical pieces as well the incorporation of Alexandre Desplat's stirring score.

Music List: All 37 Songs Featured In Terrence Malick's 'The Tree Of Life'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 17, 2011 7:24 AM
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Alright, by popular demand (not really), we have yet another post on this tiny, little picture by Terrence Malick called "The Tree Of Life" you may have heard about. We've gotten our hands on a list of all the music that's utilized in the film (the score is its own thing though).

Alexandre Desplat To Score George Clooney's 'The Ides Of March'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 29, 2011 8:05 AM
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While the next few months will find multiplexes dominated by jumbo bag buttery popcorn sized fare, Oscar season will quickly follow and one of the films expected to be a frontunner in the race is George Clooney's "Ides Of The March."

New Poster For 'Tree Of Life' Reveals New Image; Soundtrack Now Streaming

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 27, 2011 5:06 AM
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While some in The Playlist team are flagging under the onslaught of marketing for "The Tree Of Life," this is a film we've been following literally for years and while we just want the next couple of weeks to pass by quickly so we can finally see the film, we'll continue to take what we can get from it for now.

Soundtrack Details Revealed For Alexandre Desplat's Score For 'The Tree Of Life'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 19, 2011 10:49 AM
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So we're a few weeks away from when the world will get their taste of Terrence Malick's highly anticipated "The Tree Of Life." Nearly every scrap of information has been pored over in the run up to the film, and while the film boasts huge talents behind the camera on the screen, composer Alexandre Desplat has been a bit left behind thus far.

'The Tree of Life' Gets A Running Time; Alexandre Desplat Talks The Score

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 7, 2011 2:54 AM
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While the release schedule is starting to look a little less grim over the next few months -- most upcoming weekends promise at least one picture that doesn't actively insult our intelligence, which is a start -- the wait for the May release of Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" still seems interminable. It's a picture that we've been looking forward to for the last couple of years, so you'll excuse us if we jump on to any slivers of information about the film which has largely been under wraps.

2011 Oscar Nominations: 'The King's Speech' Leads The Pack With 12 Nominations

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 25, 2011 1:50 AM
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"The King's Speech" sits on the throne this morning, earning 12 Oscar nominations and looking like the film to beat at the 83rd Academy Awards, while "True Grit" follows with 10 nods and "The Social Network" with 8. Not much in the way of shockers this year, but some pleasant surprises in the mix as well as few snubs.

Alexandre Desplat Says "Trance-like" Score For 'Tree Of Life' Will Use Cues From Ligeti & Berlioz

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2010 4:10 AM
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Also Scoring Chris Weitz's 'The Gardener'So we are just over five months away from the likely Cannes debut and theatrical release of Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life." The film, pretty much the closest thing the arthouse world will ever get to a blockbuster, stars heavyweights Brad Pitt and Sean Penn in a decades-spanning tale about a father/son relationship and also the mysteries of the universe. The trailer for the film is currently in theaters playing in front of "Black Swan" but don't expect it go online anytime soon as Fox Searchlight plans to piecemeal stills and info about the project in the run-up to the release. So with that in mind, we'll take whatever info we can and the latest bit of news comes from the film's composer, Playlist favorite Alexandre Desplat.

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