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Desplat, Alexandre

Works: 752 works in 1,992 publications in 6 languages and 67,765 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Fiction  Juvenile works  Fantasy films  Detective and mystery films  Film sequels  Diaries 
Roles: Composer, Conductor, Author, Performer, Musician, Arranger, Instrumentalist, Compiler, Director, Other, Creator, Producer, Contributor, Corrector, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Alexandre Desplat
Most widely held works by Alexandre Desplat
The king's speech ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,098 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 Eric Roth( Visual )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 2,776 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
Julie & Julia by Nora Ephron( Visual )
21 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,738 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
Argo by Ben Affleck( Visual )
18 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal and a quake in global politics still felt today. But there's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped. And a mid-level agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K Rowling( Visual )
13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the journey of the series' protagonist Harry Potter as he attempts to bring an end to his archenemy, Lord Voldemort
Girl with a pearl earring by Tracy Chevalier( Visual )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,294 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 )
14 editions published in 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the decade-long search for Osama bin Laden following the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of Navy SEAL Team 6
Moonrise kingdom by Wes Anderson( Visual )
23 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,258 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 2,130 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 Chris Weitz( Visual )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Continues the romance between Edward Cullen and Bella Swan
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Sandra Bullock( Visual )
15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2,104 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 in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Stephen Meyers est le jeune mais déjà très expérimenté conseiller de campagne du gouverneur Morris, qui se prépare pour les élections à la présidence américaine. Idéaliste et décidé à faire honnêtement tout ce qu'il peut pour faire gagner celui qu'il considère sincèrement comme le meilleur candidat, Stephen s'engage totalement. Pourtant, face aux manipulations et aux coups tordus qui se multiplient vite, Stephen va devoir faire évoluer sa façon de travailler et de voir les choses. Entre tentations et désillusions, les arcanes du pouvoir le transforment..." [Source : 4e de jaquette]
The Monuments Men by George Clooney( Visual )
9 editions published in 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unlikely World War II platoon risks their lives to protect and rescue mankind's greatest artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners
Philomena by Stephen Frears( Visual )
10 editions published in 2014 in English and German and held by 1,812 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. Based on the 2009 investigative book by Martin Sixsmith
The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson( Visual )
10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,779 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
Rise of the guardians ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The legendary Guardians--Jack Frost, the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and Sandman--together for the first time! When the evil Pitch threatens to take over the world, it's up to our beloved heroes to protect the hopes and dreams of children everywhere"--Container
The tree of life by Terrence Malick( Visual )
31 editions published in 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,758 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
My week with Marilyn by Simon Curtis( Visual )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colin Clark, an ambitious twenty-three-year-old assistant director forms a friendship with American actress Marilyn Monroe on her first trip to London to film "The Prince and the Showgirl," butwhen Monroe's husband, playwright Arthur Mill er leaves for a trip to Paris, Clark seizes the opportunity to introduce Monroe to a world away from her Hollywood fame
The painted veil by Naomi Watts( Visual )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,680 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
The ghost writer by Roman Polanski( Visual )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and French and held by 1,469 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
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Alexadre Desplat
Desplat, Alexandre Michel Gérard
Desplat, Alexandre Michel Gérard 1961-
Деспла, Александр