Posted by: Buddy Hinkley <Send E-Mail> Date: Thursday, February 5, 2009, at 11:12 a.m. IP Address: 184.108.40.206
As a huge fan of film scores who unfortunately never took the time to listen to any of the other scores composed by Mr. Desplat, I was immediately struck with a sense of youthful wonder when first listening to this score. I honestly could not imagine anyone who appreciates film scores for the emotional landscape they create finding anything negative to say in regards to this score. From the first few measures of the first piece, you are provided with a little bit of everything - a fairytale, a mystery, sadness and delight. Who could ask for more than that given the nature of this film. When I heard the news that the work was up for best original score, it was nice to be in agreement for a change. I've listened to this score for weeks now and would certainly recommend it as one of your next purchases if you do not already own a copy.