Our latest guest on Soundtracking is a composer we’ve been trying to pin down since day one of the podcast, back in 2016.
Alexandre Desplat is a true giant of the film scoring business, having been nominated for numerous Oscars and winning one for his work on Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel and one for the The Shape Of Water. And if you were in any doubt as to his credentials, he’s worked with the likes of – in no particular order – George Clooney, Stephen Frears, Greta Gerwig, David Fincher, Terrence Mallick, Nora Ephron, Roman Polanski and Ben Affleck.
But it’s to discuss his latest collaboration with Wes that Alexandre joins us today – the typically idiosyncratic The French Dispatch. As always, his music beautifully compliments the quirky visuals, humour and narrative presented to us by everyone’s favourite offbeat director.