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Alexandre Desplat and 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Oscar Nominees for Best Original Score, Talks Folk Music for Fake Countries

Alexandre Desplat and 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Oscar Nominees for Best Original Score, Talks Folk Music for Fake Countries >>

Alexandre Desplat is up for two Oscars this year in the same Best Original Score category. One is for the music he composed for The Imitation Game and the other is for The Grand Budapest Hotel--which features original folk music for a made up country.

Alexandre Desplat Keeps the Score for Wes Anderson's First Non-Pop OST, 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' >>

Trailers for Wes Anderson's new film The Grand Budapest Hotel have recently circulated as un-skippable ads on YouTube and pre-film entertainment in movie theaters. The fantastic Mr. Anderson may appear to be immovable--in that his Futura technicolor has become standard--but his use of popular music as a detailed brush stroke to the cinematic fanfare has changed from the Rolling Stones and Kinks-centric soundtrack for The Darjeeling Limited.

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