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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Lust, CautionAlexandre Desplat 1:06Album Only
listen  2. Dinner WaltzAlexandre Desplat 1:50Album Only
listen  3. Falling RainAlexandre Desplat 1:11Album Only
listen  4. Brahms: Intermezzo In A Opus 118 No.2: Andante TeneramenteAlain Planes 6:10Album Only
listen  5. Streets Of ShanghaiAlexandre Desplat 3:00Album Only
listen  6. PlayactingAlexandre Desplat 2:43Album Only
listen  7. Tsim Sha Tsui StrollAlexandre Desplat 1:43Album Only
listen  8. ExodusAlexandre Desplat 1:35Album Only
listen  9. Moonlight DriveAlexandre Desplat 3:04Album Only
listen10. Shanghai 1942Alexandre Desplat 2:28Album Only
listen11. The End Of InnocenceAlexandre Desplat 2:28Album Only
listen12. SacrificeAlexandre Desplat 4:17Album Only
listen13. Remember EverythingAlexandre Desplat 2:10Album Only
listen14. Check PointAlexandre Desplat 1:03Album Only
listen15. The SecretAlexandre Desplat 1:31Album Only
listen16. Nanjing RoadAlexandre Desplat 3:05Album Only
listen17. On The StreetAlexandre Desplat 1:35Album Only
listen18. The AngelAlexandre Desplat 2:19Album Only
listen19. The South QuarryAlexandre Desplat 2:15Album Only
listen20. An Empty BedAlexandre Desplat 1:55Album Only
listen21. Dinner Waltz (Traffic Quintet)Le Traffic Quintet 1:58Album Only
listen22. Wong Chia Chi's ThemeAlexandre Desplat 3:43Album Only
listen23. SeductionAlexandre Desplat 1:39Album Only
listen24. DesireAlexandre Desplat 4:27Album Only

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After composing the music for over 50 European films and being nominated for 2 Cesar Awards, ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, burst onto the Hollywood scene in 2003 with his evocative score to GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING (starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth), which earned him nominations from the Golden Globes, BAFTA and European Film Awards.

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Product Details

  • Composer: Alexandre Desplat
  • Audio CD (September 25, 2007)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B000V9KEE2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #127,243 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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THE SOUNDTRACK FOR OSCAR®-WINNING DIRECTOR ANG LEE'S NEW FILM LUST, CAUTION FEATURES ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSED AND CONDUCTED BY GOLDEN GLOBE®-WINNER ALEXANDRE DESPLAT **IN STORES SEPTEMBER 25th, 2007 ON DECCA**

(September 4th, 2007--New York, NY)-- Lust, Caution is the new film by Academy Award®-winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). Showcasing an original musical score by Golden Globe Award®-winning composer Alexandre Desplat (The Queen, The Painted Veil), the soundtrack will be in stores September 25th on Decca. Focus Features will release the film exclusively in New York City on Friday, September 28th and in select cities on Friday, October 5th.

Desplat collaborated last year on his film score for The Painted Veil with a Deutsche Grammophon artist, Chinese pianist Lang Lang. This collaboration not only brought the score of the China-based film to life, but also garnered Desplat a Golden Globe Award® for Best Original Score. He was also nominated for an Academy Award® in the category of Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures for an Original Score for his work on The Queen. With Lust, Caution, Mr. Desplat continues to create delicate and deliberate compositions, making the soundtrack as intriguing as the story itself. Lust, Caution is a startling erotic espionage thriller, set in WWII-era Shanghai, about the fate of an ordinary woman's heart. The film is based on the short story by revered Chinese author Eileen Chang. Asian cinema icon Tony Leung (Hero; In the Mood For Love) stars as Mr. Yee, a powerful political figure in 1940s Shanghai. Tang Wei, a rising star in mainland China, makes her feature film debut as Wong Chia Chi, a young woman who gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with Mr. Yee -- and finds her very identity being pushed to the limit...

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For Lust, Caution, director Ang Lee called on the wonderful Alexandre Desplat. The French composer is quite in demand, and for good reason: His music eschews the bloated trends of current Hollywood, going instead for very melodic lines tastefully set against relatively pared-down orchestrations; there's a big orchestra here, but it's used sparingly and you never feel as if you're being dictated what to feel--Desplat is old-school in all the right ways. For this movie set in 1940s Shanghai, he has come up with two of his loveliest themes yet: the lilting "Dinner Waltz" and especially the heartwrenchingly romantic "Falling Rain." No wonder the one non-Desplat piece is Brahms' "Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118 No. 2"--this is obviously the kind of melancholy mood Desplat had in mind for his own music. A few guests add interesting but never intrusive twists: Vincent Segal (of the duo Bumcello) appears on electric cello and the Traffic Quintet (for which Desplat's arranged themes from classic French soundtracks) performs a reprise of "Dinner Waltz;" Ang Lee himself plays the piano on "Nanjing Road." This is a lovely soundtrack that should make a lot of year's end lists. --Elisabeth Vincentelli

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Alexandre Desplat has become a favorite of mine.
Marcia J. Wise
I would recommend that you watch the show and then buy the soundtrack.
Julie
He captures the sadness and melancholy of the film beautifully.
Gabriel Oak

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gabriel Oak on October 28, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Alexandre Desplat keeps getting better. I loved his work for The Painted Veil, The Queen, Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Beat My Heart Skipped. I think Lust, Caution may be his best work yet. He captures the sadness and melancholy of the film beautifully. A must for any film score collector.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By O. P. Story on October 8, 2007
Format: Audio CD
hearing the strings rise in over the piano on that 'angel' tune is breathtaking...beautiful score to an unforgettable film...see it in the theater while you still can, this music is a big stand out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By LJ on November 16, 2007
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If you have seen the movie, the score has even more relevance and beauty. The music takes you into elegiac bliss--as oxymoronic as the title of the film! I have used the music to assist myself in writing and in feeling the way that the heart resurects in pain. I thoroughly recommend this soundtrack.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marcia J. Wise on February 26, 2008
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I have not seen the movie but the score is so moving and intuitive that you find the intrigue, the romance, the passion to be your own. You may even want to check your passport to see whether or not you have really been there after experiencing this beautifully captivating masterpiece. Alexandre Desplat has become a favorite of mine.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Julie on November 16, 2007
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The score is beautifully and sensitively written - and the piano pieces (Track 2, 3, 21, & 22) have a strong romantic yearning in them. You could just play them over and over again. But seriously, this soundtrack complement's Ang Lee's understated and very nuanced movie. I would recommend that you watch the show and then buy the soundtrack. FIVE STARS for both!
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By Xiong Chiamiov on March 14, 2010
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I haven't seen the film that this music is from, but it is beautiful nonetheless. It's a far cry from the standard horn-heavy filmscores of today (which I am also fond of), and the only thing I can really compare it to is the soundtrack to Pan's Labyrinth by Javier Navarrete (another excellent score - I bought it a few minutes after finishing the movie). Most certainly worth the price.
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As always, it helps to see the movie to know if you are going to like the score. I hear a little of "The Usual Suspects" in it. Not necessarily in arraingments or sound, but in mood and tone. A lot of deep, long notes in this one, lots of layers.

You feel a sort of power when you listen to this score. It will provoke emotion in you.

Great buy.
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