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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.

Ethno-Dylanology: Alain Weber's 'From Another World: A Tribute to Bob Dylan' Takes the Greater Measure of Dylan Hits to the Global Counter >>

The idea was conceived with the notion that Alain Weber wanted "people like Dylan, people with the same spirit, poets in their own cultures. Some of them knew [Dylan's] music, some didn't."

Randall Poster, Music Supervisor for Wes Anderson's Films, Discusses Song Choices for 'Rushmore' and 'The Royal Tenenbaums' >>

A close friend claims that if you pause any moment of a Wes Anderson film, you'd have a glorious photograph from just that mere movie still. Be that as it may, I'd argue that the truer Anderson ethos is more about picture with sound. OK, so maybe it's a shared brilliance. Because Anderson's music supervisor, Randall Poster, has collaborated with the director on every film.

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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