Alexandre Desplat – “Tamara Drewe”

Album Reviews | Oct 31st, 2010

Record Label: Silver Screen Records
Genre: Film Score
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Tamara Drewe is based on an English comic strip, and it stars Gemma Arerton. The score was composed by French film composer Alexandre Desplat, who’s making quite the name for himself lately. He has been nominated for an Oscar 3 times and won a Golden Globe for the Painted Veil. He’s also the composer that did the score for the final Harry Potter movies (or at least Part 1). But we’ll get to that in another review.

Desplat’s score is really good, and I can already tell Tamara Drewe would be fun to watch just based on the score. It’s light, whimsical, and delightful to listen to. While other romantic comedies & dramas take this approach with fun, freeing scores; Desplat’s score seems like it could work for anything! It’s a beautifully sounding film score with flutes, strings, triangles, etc. At times, this score sounds like pieces of John Williams Catch Me If You Can score. I can see why he was picked to score the Harry Potter movies just based on this score. Alexandre Desplat wasn’t really on my radar of composers to watch for but he’s quickly shot up to the top based on the score of Tamara Drewe.

Bottom Line: Beautiful and fun score that makes you want to see the movie.
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