Alexandre Desplat - The next great film composer

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The list author says: "I kept wondering who would be the next John Williams, or John Barry, capable of creating scores with sweeping, epic scope and haunting themes.

Desplat has been working for a number of years in France, but has only been discovered in America in the last couple of years. He's amazing.

I buy every album he puts out now, film unseen. He's that good.

Note that Amazon won't allow me to put more than 40 items on this list. He also has two very short tracks (under 2 mins) from his largely rejected score to CASANOVA on that film's soundtrack album."
The Ides of March
1.  The Ides of March by Alexandre Desplat
$13.99   Used & New from: $3.96
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
2.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 by Alexandre Desplat
The list author says:
  "Note that his previous album, the score to "A Better Life", cannot be added to this list for some reason, but is available here at Amazon for download only."
$11.88   Used & New from: $5.87
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

The Tree Of Life (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
3.  The Tree Of Life (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Alexandre Desplat
$14.99   Used & New from: $6.33
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

La Fille Du Puisatier
4.  La Fille Du Puisatier by Alexandre Desplat
$20.70   Used & New from: $13.81
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Largo Winch II: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
5.  Largo Winch II: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Alexandre Desplat
$23.47   Used & New from: $8.97

The King's Speech
6.  The King's Speech by Alexandre Desplat
$13.49   Used & New from: $6.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
7.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 by Alexandre Desplat
$11.88   Used & New from: $3.99
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Tamara Drewe
8.  Tamara Drewe by Alexandre Desplat
$29.99   Used & New from: $5.73
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

The Special Relationship
9.  The Special Relationship by Alexandre Desplat
The list author says:
  "Special limited edition CD made available directly through Varese Sarabande's website"
$19.99   Used & New from: $15.95
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The Ghost Writer
10.  The Ghost Writer by Alexandre Desplat
Used & New from: $39.95
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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The Twilight Saga: New Moon - The Score
11.  The Twilight Saga: New Moon - The Score by Alexandre Desplat
$12.71   Used & New from: $0.50
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

The Twilight Saga: New Moon Soundtrack
12.  The Twilight Saga: New Moon Soundtrack by Alexandre Desplat
The list author says:
  "Contains a gorgeous piano solo of the main love theme which Desplat recorded especially for this album. It is not heard in the film and is not included on the score album. Worth buying the CD for this track alone, it's probably my favorite single Desplat cue."
$10.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (407 customer reviews) | 18 customer discussions

Fantastic Mr. Fox - Additional Music From The Original Score By Alexandre Desplat - The Abbey Road Mixes
13.  Fantastic Mr. Fox - Additional Music From The Original Score By Alexandre Desplat - The Abbey Road Mixes by Alexandre Desplat
The list author says:
  "Volume 2, features 47 mins of Desplat's score, as opposed to the 20 on the soundtrack album."
Out of stock
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Fantastic Mr. Fox (Original Soundtrack)
14.  Fantastic Mr. Fox (Original Soundtrack) by Burl Ives
$11.99   Used & New from: $3.89
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

L'armee Du Crime
15.  L'armee Du Crime by Alexandre Desplat
Used & New from: $11.92
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Un prophète (A Prophet)
16.  Un prophète (A Prophet) by Alexandre Desplat
Used & New from: $13.33
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Julie & Julia (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
17.  Julie & Julia (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Alexandre Desplat
$11.99   Used & New from: $8.97
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Coco Before Chanel
18.  Coco Before Chanel by Alexandre Desplat
Used & New from: $49.95
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Cheri
19.  Cheri by Alexandre Desplat
$7.35   Used & New from: $3.23
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Afterwards
20.  Afterwards by Alexandre Desplat
The list author says:
  "His third CD in a month. The man is BUSY!"
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The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
21.  The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button by Preservation Hall Jazz Band
The list author says:
  "Wistful, intimate, romantic, subtle. Not at all what I was expecting, but beautiful."
$15.56   Used & New from: $1.74
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Largo Winch
22.  Largo Winch by Alexandre Desplat
The list author says:
  "Available in the US only on iTunes. CD can be purchased from European Amazon sites."
$27.57   Used & New from: $15.69

Golden Compass: Original Soundtrack
23.  Golden Compass: Original Soundtrack by Alexandre Desplat
The list author says:
  "Surprisingly understated, but vast. Check out an interesting documentary on the film's DVD about Desplat's work here."
Used & New from: $9.64
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
24.  Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium by Alexandre Desplat
The list author says:
  "A giddily thematic score, in the vein of Williams's Home Alone. Co-written with Aaron Zigman because The Golden Compass became too time-consuming."
$12.99   Used & New from: $4.26
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Lust, Caution (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
25.  Lust, Caution (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Alexandre Desplat
The list author says:
  "My favorite Desplat score. A theme I was humming for months. Just about a perfect film score."
Used & New from: $9.94
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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L'Ennemi Intime
26.  L'Ennemi Intime by Alexandre Desplat
The list author says:
  "A lovely main theme for a French film about the Algerian War."
Used & New from: $24.47

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Nouvelles Vagues From Godard to Audiard
27.  Nouvelles Vagues From Godard to Audiard by Nouvelles Vagues From Godard to Audiard
The list author says:
  "Desplat recorded this album of music from famous French New Wave films with the Traffic Quintet."
$17.18   Used & New from: $6.98
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Painted Veil
28.  Painted Veil by Alexandre Desplat
The list author says:
  "More awards. Another gloriously old-fashioned, very BIG score."
$14.99   Used & New from: $5.94
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Queen
29.  The Queen by Alexandre Desplat
The list author says:
  "Shades of Bernard Herrmann, to my ear. What would seem a topic suited to television becomes cinematic, thanks in part to the way Desplat opens the film up with his epic score."
$17.99   Used & New from: $4.95
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Alexandre Desplat - Jacques Audiard's films (Read My Lips · A Self-Made Hero · See How They Fall · The Beat That My Heart Skipped)
30.  Alexandre Desplat - Jacques Audiard's films (Read My Lips · A Self-Made Hero · See How They Fall · The Beat That My Heart Skipped) by Alexandre Desplat
The list author says:
  "Highlights album from Desplat's collaboration with Audiard. The tracks from READ MY LIPS are among my favorites from all his works."
Used & New from: $23.75
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Quand J'Etais Chanteur
31.  Quand J'Etais Chanteur by Alexandre Desplat
The list author says:
  "Only one 8 min score track on the album."
Used & New from: $28.93

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Firewall (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
32.  Firewall (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Alexandre Desplat
The list author says:
  "A great score for another mediocre actioner. Not quite as good as HOSTAGE, but the 10 minute bank robbery cue is worth the purchase price alone."
$9.99   Used & New from: $1.98
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Syriana
33.  Syriana by Alexandre Desplat
The list author says:
  "Totally unexpected. Spare, possibly his least hummable album, but still gorgeous."
Used & New from: $3.55
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Hostage
34.  Hostage by Alexandre Desplat
The list author says:
  "The action score that everyone was talking about. Huge, operatic, thematic, like the best action scores of Williams, Goldsmith or Barry."
Used & New from: $27.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Beat That My Heart Skipped
35.  Beat That My Heart Skipped by Ost
The list author says:
  "Only one score track, but it's 20 mins long."
Used & New from: $61.51

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Birth (Score)
36.  Birth (Score) by Alexandre Desplat
The list author says:
  "The score where I first noticed him. The greatest opening cue of the decade."
Used & New from: $18.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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L'enquete Corse
37.  L'enquete Corse by Alexandre Desplat
The list author says:
  "A jaunty French spy-comedy score, kind of like a 60's Mancini score. Great fun."
Used & New from: $70.84

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Girl With A Pearl Earring - Original Motion Picture Score
38.  Girl With A Pearl Earring - Original Motion Picture Score by Alexandre Desplat
The list author says:
  "The score that got everyone's attention. Awards around the globe."
$13.99   Used & New from: $0.91
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

The Luzhin Defence
39.  The Luzhin Defence by Alexandre Desplat
The list author says:
  "First English language film. Breathtakingly beautiful music. I cannot stop listening to it. If you liked LUST, CAUTION, you will love this one, guaranteed."
Used & New from: $10.95
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Restons Groupés - Bande originale du film
40.  Restons Groupés - Bande originale du film by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "A wacky, lounge-musicy zydeco-tinged comedy score that sounds like something John Williams would have written in 1972. And, yes, that's a big compliment.

The only album available in the States out of 19 from Desplat's early French work. Only available as an MP3 download."
$8.99

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