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    Watch: Sir Ben Kingsley, Tom Hiddleston, and Mark Strong 'Rendezvous' as British Villains in Jaguar Super Bowl Ad

    "Have you ever noticed how in Hollywood movies, all the villains are played by Brits?"

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    Alexandre Desplat & More: Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Soundtrack Arrives On March 4th

    To anyone that says director Wes Anderson has never changed at all, we say, take a closer look. Yes, his distinctive style is well, yes, very Wes Anderson, but he has been slowly shedding and disposing of some of his more well-known stylistic trademarks. Gone are the slow-motion shot at the end, the...

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    Watch: Newsreel Trailer, TV Spot, Soundtrack Details & New Images From 'The Monuments Men'

    While the woulda/shoulda/coulda conversation about the awards potential for "The Monuments Men" will likely pop up again once reviews for the film start coming in, the bottom line is that it simply wasn't ready. Originally slated to arrive this month, George Clooney's WWII caper was pushed a couple ...

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    Alexandre Desplat Talks Embracing Humor Through Music in 'Philomena' Score

    Composer Alexandre Desplat has never scored a comedy before and, although one wouldn't call "Philomena" a comedy, he nonetheless found the witty repartee between Judi Dench and Steve Coogan a lighter change of pace in crafting the music for his fifth collaboration with director Stephen Frears.

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    Alexandre Desplat Scoring 'Suite Francaise' Starring Michelle Williams & Matthias Schoenaert

    The 1940s era romance/adaptation of Irene Nemirovsky’s novel, “Suite Francaise,” has started principle photography, and the film has accrued a stellar cast that includes Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenaerts, Kristin Scott Thomas, and the recently reported Sam Riley. And now it's getting another n...

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    Alexandre Desplat Scoring George Clooney's WWII Tale 'The Monuments Men'

    Already a movie we're predicting to be a Best Picture contender next year, George Clooney (fresh from his Oscar win as a producer on "Argo") begins production in Germany today on his World War II tale "The Monuments Men." The press release confirmed the cast that includes Clooney, Matt Dam...

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    Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Dominates César Awards; 'Argo' Wins Best Foreign Film

    If you had told us a year ago that a Michael Haneke directed film about the death of an elderly woman would become a contender for Best Picture, Best Foreign Lanuage Film, Best Actress and Best Director at the Oscars, we would've said you were crazy. But the provocateur's difficult, but touching and...

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    Composer Alexandre Desplat Talks Scoring 'Zero Dark Thirty,' Working With Terrence Malick, Wes Anderson & More

    Few film composers had a more amazing 2012 than Alexandre Desplat. The French composer, who rose to prominence based on his lush, nearly operatic score to Jonathan Glazer's woefully underrated supernatural melodrama "Birth," had an unparalleled 2012 which included scores to (deep breath) Wes Anderso...

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    Composer Alexandre Desplat Will Visit Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

    Composer Alexandre Desplat -- who had a busy year in 2012, with three original scores qualifying for Oscar consideration -- is on board for director Wes Anderson's upcoming project "The Grand Budapest Hotel."

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    Alexandre Desplat Returns To Score Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

    Talk about getting the gang back together. While he's been playing close to the chest about what he's building with "Grand Budapest Hotel," Wes Anderson has at least slowly been revealing who'll be part of the project. Right around Christmas the director shared that Tilda ...

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