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Desplat, Alexandre

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The king's speech by Tom Hooper ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The King's Speech" presents a sideways glance at a crucial period in 20th-century history--as the monumentally awkward Prince Albert, or Bertie, becomes King George VI unexpectedly in 1936 when his older brother Edward VIII abdicates to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson. In imperial Britain between the wars, that was problem enough, but Bertie suffered from a chronic stammer that made his public appearances painful for everyone. In an age of radio, the monarch has become a symbol, which means that the King speaks to his people--regularly. Bertie and his wife, the high-spirited Princess Elizabeth find their way to an Australian-born speech therapist and amateur actor named Lionel Logue. Logue isn't a doctor, has no academic credentials, and is viewed by proper authorities as a charlatan. Oddly enough, each of these men is a desperate misfit badly in need of a new friend and a bit more self-esteem. A real friend, it seems, was exactly the medicine the future king required
Julie & Julia by Nora Ephron ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Julie Powell is a frustrated insurance worker who wants to be a writer. Trying to find a challenge in her life, she decides to cook her way through Julia Child's 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' in one year, and to blog about it. As Julie begins to find her groove as a cook, and her voice as a writer, the project takes on a life of its own. The project provides the struggling young woman with her life's purpose, to her very pleasant surprise. Julia Child has an amazing love affair with her dashing husband, Paul, all while embracing life and French food. Julie lovingly celebrates the life on one of American food's most influential and beloved figureheads
Argo by Ben Affleck ( Visual )
14 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As the Iranian Revolution takes over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, six Americans escape. Now only one man can get them out from behind enemy lines. Tony Mendez is a brilliant CIA agent who specializes in impossible escapes, but his new plan is as daring as it is desperate. Disguised as a film crew, Tony and the fugitives must hide in plain sight, where the slightest slipup could end in instant death"--Container
Girl with a pearl earring by Tracy Chevalier ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
17-year-old Griet must work to support her family, so she becomes a maid in the house of Johannes Vermeer, where she attracts the master painter's attention. He is commissioned to paint Griet, and the result is one of the greatest paintings ever created
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K Rowling ( Visual )
11 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction--the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Harry's only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him
Moonrise kingdom by Wes Anderson ( Visual )
22 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore, and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle
Harry Potter and the deathly hallows by Daniel Radcliffe ( Visual )
21 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here
New moon by Stephenie Meyer ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 2,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bella is still very much in love with Edward. The rest of the vampire coven who call themselves the Cullens, especially Alice, decide to throw Bella a private party for her eighteenth birthday. Things go wrong when Bella cuts her finger and thirst overcomes the vampires. As a result of the danger Bella was put through, the Cullen family decide to leave Forks, Washington. Bella becomes so depressed that she exempts herself from all social activities. But, she realizes she can coexist with childhood friend, Jacob. As usual for Bella, things aren't what they seem. Something is happening to Jacob that he can't explain to Bella, and their friendship starts to deteriorate. But when Alice returns to tell her that Edward thinks she is dead, Bella must go on a journey to save Edward from wanting to die himself
Zero dark thirty by Kathryn Bigelow ( Visual )
9 editions published in 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kathryn Bigelow directs this Academy Award-nominated military action thriller about the mission by American special operations forces to capture or kill al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Shining a light on the secretive processes behind the world's greatest manhunt, the film details the work done by the intelligence team responsible for finally tracking down bin Laden, graphically documenting the unfolding ten-year intelligence hunt through the eyes of CIA analyst Maya (Jessica Chastain), whose initial minor role assumes ever-greater importance as a crack US Navy Seal team readies itself for its most important mission ever. Chastain won a Golden Globe Award for her role in the Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama category
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Sandra Bullock ( Visual )
15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oskar is convinced that his father, who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a message for him hidden in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother and driven by an active mind that refuses to believe in things that can't be observed, Oskar begins searching New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he found in his father's closet. His journey through the five boroughs takes him beyond his loss to a greater understanding of the world around him
The ides of March by George Clooney ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, an up-and-coming campaign press secretary finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate's shot at the presidency
My week with Marilyn by Simon Curtis ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1956, 23-year-old Colin Clark, determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe. When his diary account was published, one week was missing. This is the story of that week: an idyll in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work
The painted veil ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the 1920s. A young English couple, Walter a middle class doctor and Kitty, an upper-class woman, get married for all the wrong reasons and relocate to Shanghai. Kitty falls in love with someone else. When Walter discovers her infidelity, in an act of vengeance, he accepts a job in a remote village in China that is being ravaged by a deadly epidemic. He takes his wife along and their journey brings meaning to their relationship and gives them purpose in one of the most remote and beautiful places on earth
Rise of the guardians ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs, and imagination of children all over the world
The tree of life by Terrence Malick ( Visual )
26 editions published in 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a film about the conflict between nature and grace, the agonizing mystery of God, and the meaning of life itself. The death of his brother forces Jack O'Brien to confront his past, which is dominated by his difficult relationship with his father. Jack's father was a stern authoritarian whose no-nonsense demeanor masked a host of unfulfilled dreams. His mother was a gentle, kind woman who often allowed her own needs and desires to give way to those of her husband and children. As Jack's memories come flooding back--of the course of a Texas summer in the 1950s--viewers observe Jack's evolving relationship with his parents, his younger brother, and God, while adult Jack questions the meanings of life, love, and family
The ghost writer by Roman Polanski ( Visual )
9 editions published in 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a gifted ghostwriter is hired to write the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang, he quickly finds himself trapped in a web of political and sexual intrigue. Lang is implicated in a scandal over his administration's harsh tactics, and as the ghostwriter digs into the politician's past, he discovers secrets that threaten to jeopardize international relations forever
A better life by Chris Weitz ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carlos Galindo always dreamed of a better life for his wife and newborn son when he crossed the border into the U.S. But when his wife left him, Carlos's only goal became to make sure his son Luis was given the opportunities he never had. A story that follows father and son as they embark on a physical and spiritual journey where they discover that family is the most important part of the American dream
Coco avant Chanel Coco before Chanel by Anne Fontaine ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in French and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Years after being abandoned at an orphanage by her father, Gabrielle Chanel finds a job in a tailor shop where she meets, and soon begins an affair with French millionaire Etienne Balsan. Through Baron Balsan she is introduced into French society and given the opportunity to design her own style of hats. Though her career takes off, her personal life becomes more complicated when she falls in love with Balsan's former best friend Arthur Capel
The twilight saga. original motion picture soundtrack by Alexandre Desplat ( Recording )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the most anticipated big-screen sequels ever is accompanied by an equally exciting, more indie-rock centric soundtrack. It features the single Meet Me on the Equinox by Death Cab for Cutie
Hostage by Ke rui si ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ex-LAPD officer Jeff Talley became chief of police in a sleepy town to escape the traumas of his career as a hostage negotiator. But a random crime escalates into a deadly standoff, and Talley finds himself thrust into a hostage situation far more terrifying than anything he could ever imagine
 
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Alternative Names
Alexadre Desplat
Desplat, Alexandre Michel Gérard
Desplat, Alexandre Michel Gérard 1961-
Деспла, Александр
Languages
English (240)
Spanish (32)
French (23)
German (13)
Catalan (6)
Multiple languages (3)
Italian (2)
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