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Desplat, Alexandre

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The king's speech ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,031 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 )
21 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An amateur chef decides to cook every recipe in a cookbook by celebrity chef Julia Child and chronicle it in a blog over the course of a year
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K Rowling ( Visual )
13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,416 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
Girl with a pearl earring by Tracy Chevalier ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Delft, Holland. Seventeen-year-old Griet becomes a maid in the house of Johannes Vermeer, where she gradually attracts the master painter's attention. Johannes and Griet must hide their inspiration of each other from his volatile wife, Catharina. The wealthy and trouble-making Master van Ruijven senses the intimacy between the artist and his maid, and contrives a commission for Vermeer to paint Greet alone. The result will be one of the greatest paintings ever created, but at what cost?"--Container
Zero dark thirty by Kathryn Bigelow ( Visual )
12 editions published in 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maya, a CIA operative, reluctantly participated in the duress applied to the detainees following the Al Qaeda attacks on 9/11, but knows it works. Her work finally pays off in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden and a U.S. Navy SEAL team is sent to kill him
Moonrise kingdom by Wes Anderson ( Visual )
22 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,156 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 )
18 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,074 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 held by 2,067 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
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Sandra Bullock ( Visual )
15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2,057 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 )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,931 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 )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,727 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
Rise of the guardians ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,707 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 painted veil by Naomi Watts ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,653 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
Philomena by Stephen Frears ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Judi Dench stars in the story of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock and given up for adoption. Nearly 50 years later, Philomena meets Martin Sixsmith, a former BBC reporter looking for his next big story. Together, they embark on a journey to locate her long lost son. As the pieces of the puzzle come together, the unlikely travel companions form a comic and heartwarming friendship
The monuments men by George Clooney ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unlikely World War II platoon has been tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. With the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could they possibly succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time, they would risk their lives to protect mankind's greatest achievements
The tree of life by Terrence Malick ( Visual )
29 editions published in 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,547 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 )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,444 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
The Grand Budapest Hotel ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune
A better life by Chris Weitz ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carlos Galindo (Demian Bichir), mexicano de cuarenta años, es un trabajador inmigrante ilegal que reside en la ciudad de Los Ángeles. Un hombre honrado y decente, lo único que Carlos persigue es esforzarse al máximo para dar la mejor calidad de vida posible a su hijo Luis (Jose Julian), por ofrecerle una vida que él nunca tuvo.--
Coco avant Chanel Coco before Chanel by Anne Fontaine ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lavish biopic recounting the life and work of legendary French fashion designer Coco Chanel, from her humble beginnings in an Auvergne orphanage in the late 1800s after being abandoned by her pedlar father. Audrey Tatou stars in the title role as Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel, whose inspiration and determination eventually took her to the most elevated position in the male-dominated fashion industry
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Alternative Names
Alexadre Desplat
Desplat, Alexandre Michel Gérard
Desplat, Alexandre Michel Gérard 1961-
Деспла, Александр
English (224)
French (25)
German (10)
Italian (3)
Multiple languages (1)
Spanish (1)