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Desplat, Alexandre

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Most widely held works by Alexandre Desplat
The King's Speech by Tom Hooper( Visual )

70 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,550 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
The curious case of Benjamin Button by David Fincher( Visual )

44 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daisy Fuller Williams is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital the day that Hurricane Katrina hits. At her side is her adult daughter, Caroline. Daisy asks Caroline to read to her aloud from the diary of Daisy's lifelong friend, Benjamin Button. Benjamin's diary recounts his entire extraordinary life. The unusual aspect of his life is that he is ages backwards, being born an old man. He is diagnosed with several aged diseases at birth and thus given little chance of survival. He does survive and gets younger with time. Abandoned by Thomas Button, his biological father, after Benjamin's biological mother died in childbirth. Benjamin was raised by Queenie, a black woman and caregiver at a seniors home. Daisy's grandmother was a resident, which is where she first met Benjamin. Although separated through the years, Daisy and Benjamin remain in contact throughout their lives, reconnecting in their forties when in age they finally match up. Some of the revelations in Benjamin's diary are difficult for Caroline to read
Argo by Ben Affleck( Visual )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"D'après une histoire vraie déclassifiée ; "Alors que les révolutionnaires iraniens prennent en otage l'ambassade des Etats-Unis à Téhéran, six américains parviennent à s'échapper. Désormais, un seul homme est capable de les sortir du camp ennemi. L'agent de la CIA Tony Mendez est un spécialiste des exfiltrations à haut risque, mais son nouveau plan est aussi audacieux que désespéré. En se faisant passer pour une équipe de film, Tony et les fugitifs vont devoir tenir leur rôle aux yeux de tous, sachant que le moindre faux-pas serait synonyme de mort immédiate [...]" (Source : jaquette)
Julie & Julia by Nora Ephron( Visual )

35 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,861 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 of one of American food's most influential and beloved figureheads
Syriana by Stephen Gaghan( Visual )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a career CIA operative, Bob Barnes begins to uncover the disturbing truth about the work he has devoted his life to. An up-and-coming oil broker, Bryan Woodman faces an unimaginable family tragedy and finds redemption in his partnership with idealistic Gulf Prince Nasir al-Subaai. Corporate lawyer, Bennett Holiday faces a moral dilemma as he finesses the questionable merger of two powerful U.S. oil companies Across the globe, a disenfranchised Wasim Khan, a Pakistani teenager, falls prey to the recruiting efforts of a charismatic cleric. Each plays their small part in the vast and complex system that powers the industry, unaware of the explosive impact their lives will have upon the world
The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson( Visual )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quand Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes), concierge du prestigieux Grand Budapest Hotel à la période de l'entre-deux-guerres, se retrouve mêlé à un étrange conflit d'héritage familial, c'est avec l'aide de son garçon d'étage qu'il se lance à l'aventure pour lever le voile sur ce mystère... (Jaquette)
Moonrise Kingdom by Wes Anderson( Visual )

35 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom 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 every which way." -- Back of container
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl( Visual )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. and Mrs. Fox live a happy home life underground with their eccentric son Ash. Mr. Fox works as a journalist, but against the advice of Badger, his attorney, he moves his family into a larger and finer home inside a tree on a hill. The treehouse has an excellent view of the nearby farms of Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. Ash becomes hostile when his cousin, Kristofferson, joins the family for an extended stay. Mr. Fox decides to raid the farms, but this leads the farmers to stakeout the treehouse. The farmers try to dig the Fox family out, but they dig even faster. Mr. Fox organizes a tunneling project to burrow under all three farms and steal all the chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand( Visual )

16 editions published in 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp
Girl with a pearl earring by Peter Webber( Visual )

57 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,461 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
Philomena by Stephen Frears( Visual )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans l'Irlande conservatrice des années 1950, Philomena Lee, encore adolescente, tombe enceinte. Rejetée par sa famille, elle est envoyée au couvent de Roscrea, où elle donne naissance à un fils, Anthony. À l'âge de trois ans, il lui est brusquement arraché pour être adopté par une famille américaine. Cinquante ans plus tard, fraîchement licencié de la BBC, Martin Sixmith, journaliste cynique et désabusé, va s'intéresser à l'histoire tragique de Philomena. De l'Irlande du Nord aux États-Unis, le duo improbable va se lancer sur la piste d'Anthony et tenter de recoller les morceaux d'un douloureux passé. (Jaquette)
Zero Dark Thirty by Kathryn Bigelow( Visual )

20 editions published in 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La jaquette indique : "Pendant dix ans, une équipe d'élite des services de renseignements et des forces spéciales américaines a travaillé en secret à travers le monde, poursuivant un seul objectif : trouver et éliminer Oussama Ben Laden."
The Monuments Men by George Clooney( Visual )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Clooney co-writes and directs this adaptation of Robert M. Edsel's book that follows the men tasked with saving the world's greatest works of art from the Nazis during WWII. In the last months of the war, with the Third Reich teetering on the brink of collapse, the German army are ordered to destroy every piece of looted art in their possession. In a race against time, American President Franklin D. Roosevelt mobilises a seven-man platoon comprising museum directors and art historians to rescue the cream of the world's artistic and cultural treasures from the hands of the enemy, and return them to their rightful owners. But with no previous experience of weapons and tactics, the hastily assembled group soon face a rude awakening when they experience their first live action behind enemy lines. As well as Clooney, the all-star cast includes Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman and Jean Dujardin
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Sandra Bullock( Visual )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,233 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 imitation game by Morten Tyldum( Visual )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and German and held by 2,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"1940 : Alan Turing, mathématicien, est chargé par le gouvernement britannique de percer le secret de la célèbre machine de cryptage allemande Enigma, réputée inviolable. Avec une équipe atypique de savants, linguistes, champions d'échecs et agents du renseignement, Turing va contribuer à changer le cours de la seconde guerre mondiale et de l'Histoire." [Source : jaquette]
The ides of March by George Clooney( Visual )

29 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,098 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
The tree of life by Terrence Malick( Visual )

35 editions published in 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,972 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
Rise of the guardians( Visual )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A secret circle of legendary characters known as the Guardians come together to protect childhood hope, belief, and imagination when the embittered boogeyman Pitch Black threatens to spread darkness and despair
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Alexadre Desplat

Alexandre Desplat compositore francese

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Alexandre Desplat Frans componist

Alexandre Desplat fransk komponist

Alexandre Desplat fransk kompositör

Alexandre Desplat französischer Komponist

Alexandre Desplat French composer

Alexandre Michel Gérard Desplat آهنگساز فرانسوی

Desplat, Alexandre Michel Gérard

Desplat, Alexandre Michel Gérard 1961-

Александр Депла

Александр Деспла французький кінокомпозитор

Александър Деспла

Деспла, Александр

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