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Not the original soundtrack

The music composed by Alexandre Desplat for the movie THE TREE OF LIFE was rejected by the director who chose instead the numerous classical works that were probably used as the temp-track. While I usually favor and original score over preexistent material, I think Malik was right in doing so here because the Desplat contribution doesn't provide the same emotional and spiritual impact, to say the least. As for the so-called soundtrack release offered here, it’s a shame for all the true music lovers who expected to listen on disc the magnificent classical masterpieces that enhance greatly the movie.


Born: August 23, 1961 in Paris, France

Genre: Soundtrack

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

French composer Alexandre Desplat is the son of a Greek mother and a French father who met in the U.S. while both were attending the University of California at Berkeley, married in San Francisco, and settled in France. He began studying the piano at age five, later switching to trumpet and then flute. Fascinated by both music and film, he decided to pursue a career as a composer of movie scores. Beginning with Ki Lo Sa? in 1985, his scores for television and film totaled 100 by 2007. In these...
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The Tree of Life (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Alexandre Desplat
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Soundtrack, Music
  • Released: May 24, 2011

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