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Album 13 - Original Soundtrack from The Grand Budapest Hotel by Alexandre Desplat - A Most Illuminating Tale
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Robert Wells or Mr Waters
Date: 4.03 pm, Tuesday 18th March, 2014
Subject: Album 13 - Original Soundtrack from The Grand Budapest Hotel by Alexandre Desplat
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I saw the film the other week and was taken by the score. In isolation, it does flatten somewhat, but it's still very good. There's a lot of themes reused in different forms which works brilliantly against the film, but less well as an album. I think the squeeky cable cars were missing, which implies they were the job of the sound designer.

Mostly, though, it's what happens when you give an excellent film composer the brief of make it sound vaguely Eastern European. It's zithers and balalaikas and bass voices. It has happy and sad and tense and triumphant.

Also, go and see the film.
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