ABKCO's Suburbicon: Music Composed and Conducted BY Alexandre Desplat to Coincide with Release of George Clooney's Film on October 27Posted: Oct 12th 2017
Academy Award Winner Desplat Provides Score For Film Starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore
ABKCO Records is releasing the digital soundtrack for Paramount Pictures’ Suburbicon on October 27. The film’s score is by celebrated film composer Alexandre Desplat (Fantastic Mr. Fox, The King’s Speech, Argo, The Grand Budapest Hotel) and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.
Suburbicon premiered at the 74th Venice International Film Festival and stars Academy Award® nominee Matt Damon, Academy Award® winner Julianne Moore and Academy Award® nominee Oscar Isaac. Director George Clooney, an Academy Award winner, also co-wrote the screenplay with Grant Heslov and Joel & Ethan Coen, the latter two having originally conceived of the story in 1986. FILMINK offers that it is a “superbly realised film that is paced to perfection,” while Variety says, “It’s a movie that reels the audience in and keeps it hooked: with smart little kicks of surprise, with a sidelong but still highly charged social theme.”
Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns… the perfect place to raise a family and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. But over the course of a week, a series of events shows us what lies just beneath the surface of this “tranquil" town. This is a tale of very flawed people making very bad choices. Welcome to Suburbicon!
Parisian composer Alexandre Desplat, who won the 2015 Academy Award® for his score for The Grand Budapest Hotel (soundtrack also available from ABKCO), has been working in his field for more than three decades. Starting with French films, he crossed over to English language film scoring in the late 1990s, and has since earned an impressive number of accolades, including seven more Oscar® nominations. The Film Stage describes Desplat as “a man whose significance to contemporary cinema only grows greater with each passing year,” and characterizes Suburbicon’s score as “emotionally unshackled” and “sweeping.”
“George loves music and film music, and when we gather together there are no limits to his enthusiasm,” Alexandre Desplat says of Clooney. “Suburbicon is our sixth film together with George as producer and/or director. Each film offered me a different canvas, a different type of score to write, and a new endeavor.”
Twenty-two of the tracks on Suburbicon: Music Composed and Conducted by Alexandre Desplat are Desplat originals, the lone exception being “When I Fall In Love,” a standard that was written by Victor Young and Edward Heyman for the 1952 film One Minute to Zero. The jazzy instrumental rendition heard on the Suburbicon soundtrack features Allen Hoist’s lead sax.
Suburbicon: Music Composed and Conducted by Alexandre Desplat was recorded by Peter Cobbin at the world famous Abbey Road Studios and British Grove Studios in London. It was mixed by Peter Cobbin and Kirsty Whalley at Henry Licht in Islington.
Suburbicon: Music Composed and Conducted by Alexandre Desplat tracklist
1) Welcome to Suburbicon
3) When I Fall In Love*
4) A Prayer For Rose
5) 7000 Apples
6) Men In The House
7) Bud Cooper
8) The Line Up
9) A Sweet Aroma
10) We’ll Go To Aruba
11) What Did You Do
12) Mrs. Lodge Called
13) Something Sad
15) Basement Games
16) Closet Conversation
17) Unlucky Bud
18) Falling Apart
19) Nicky Trapped
21) Sunday In Suburbicon
22) Playing Catch In The Sun
23) Suburbicon Good Night
All tracks composed by Alexandre Desplat except *composed by Victor Young and Edward Heyman.
Suburbicon will be released by Paramount Pictures on October 27, 2017.