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Desplat, Alexandre

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Most widely held works about Alexandre Desplat
Most widely held works by Alexandre Desplat
The king's speech by Tom Hooper( Visual )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,261 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 )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 2,814 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 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 dies in childbirth, Benjamin is 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 they finally match up in age. 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 2,769 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
Argo by Ben Affleck( Visual )

18 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,742 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)
Syriana by Stephen Gaghan( Visual )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,545 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
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K Rowling( Visual )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,502 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
Zero dark thirty by Kathryn Bigelow( Visual )

14 editions published in 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,346 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."
Moonrise kingdom by Wes Anderson( Visual )

24 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,324 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
Girl with a pearl earring by Peter Webber( Visual )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,306 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
The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson( Visual )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and Italian and held by 2,286 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
Harry Potter and the deathly hallows by Daniel Radcliffe( Visual )

18 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final instalment in the fantasy adventure film series based on the bestselling books by J.K. Rowling. With Voldemort's domination almost complete, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) face a race against time to find and destroy the Horcruxes, thereby extinguishing the Dark Lord's power. Returning to Hogwarts, where the last Horcrux is to be found, Harry, his schoolfriends and the tutors soon find themselves preparing for the final, desperate battle with Voldemort, with Harry realising that in order for him to win the day, he may have to make the ultimate sacrifice
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Sandra Bullock( Visual )

16 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2,137 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
New moon by Chris Weitz( Visual )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2,107 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
The Monuments Men by George Clooney( Visual )

13 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,034 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
The ides of March by George Clooney( Visual )

12 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,026 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]
Philomena by Stephen Frears( Visual )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and German and held by 1,966 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)
Rise of the guardians( Visual )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,882 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 )

32 editions published in 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,823 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 )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,756 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 )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,733 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
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Alternative Names
Alexadre Desplat

Alexandre Desplat compositore francese

Alexandre Desplat francia zeneszerző

Alexandre Desplat fransk komponist

Alexandre Desplat fransk kompositr

Alexandre Desplat franzsischer Komponist

Alexandre Desplat French composer

Alexandre Michel Grard Desplat آهنگساز فرانسوی

Desplat, Alexandre Michel Grard

Desplat, Alexandre Michel Grard 1961-

Александр Депла

Александр Деспла французький кінокомпозитор

Деспла, Александр

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אלכסנדר דספלה

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