Coco Before Chanel (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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French composer Alexandre Desplat, who took on an assignment to score a period Asian drama with The Painted Veil, returns to the same sort of milieu for director Ang Lee's Lust, Caution, set in Shanghai in the 1940s. Desplat has no interest in evoking traditional Chinese music; rather, his is a thoroughly European approach. He employs almost all strings and lots of them, adding only the occasional piano, his own flute, and "programming." This is slow, contemplative music with strong melodies, all contributing to a dark, romantic tone. Alain Planes' performance of Brahms' "Intermezzo in A-Major, Opus 118, No. 2" fits right in, and, surprisingly, Lee himself takes to the piano on "Nanjing Road." This is a restrained, low-key score for a film of mystery and naunced feeling.
Stunning and Gorgeous like usual!
Buy the entire album - it's worth it! Coco and Boy is one of the best cues here. I can't wait to see what Desplat brings us in the future. If you like this album, I would also recommend "The Reader", "Afterwards" (another Desplat score), and "Beginnings" by Josh Kramer. These are like chicken soup for the soul.
Amazing Album by Alexandre Desplat for Coco Before Chanel
Amazing album & movie. If you're a fan of Alexandre Desplat, this whole album will blow you away. Chez Chanel is breath taking, but I advice you to buy the whole album. So worth it!
and then again alexandre desplat has done it! i just love this movie and the music in it... is just wonderful!!
Born: August 23, 1961 in Paris, France
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
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