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Godzilla, Alan Turing and more move to Alexandre Desplat's music
Godzilla, Alan Turing and more move to Alexandre Desplat's music

He has six Academy Award nominations and more than 150 composing credits in film and TV, but Alexandre Desplat is still keen for a new challenge. How about scoring five tonally different films in one year? "I'd never done an epic movie about war like 'Unbroken,' never done a monster movie ['Godzilla'], never done such a referential kind of score, paying tribute to my elder idols," he says by Skype from Paris of his Elmer Bernstein-esque work on "The Monuments Men." "Never made a movie about a mathematician, trying to convey with music this quick brain which goes faster than everyone else ['The Imitation Game']. I'd never done...

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