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"Deathly Hallows: Part I" Composer Alexandre Desplat Among Cannes Film Festival Jury Members

Posted by: Edward
April 25, 2010, 03:12 PM

According to an update on the official website of Alexandre Desplat, the composer for the forthcoming "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" film, will be among the jury members for the 63rd Cannes Film Festival.  Sitting on the Feature Film Jury lead by director Tim Burton, Mr. Desplat will be joined by such other names as actor Benicio del Toro, actress Kate Beckinsale, director Shekhar Kapur, and screenwriter Emmanuel Carrere.  The Cannes Film Festival takes place each May in Cannes, France and presents a selection of the finest feature films, shorts, and documentaries from across the world.  The 63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival will take place from May 12-23, 2010.

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16258 Points

cool.. i still wish it was john williams doing both parts of DH but oh well :)

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on April 25, 2010, 03:51 PM report to moderator
16258 Points

wow i was 1st… its been a while since ive been 1st :D

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on April 25, 2010, 03:52 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

Hope he is good!!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on April 25, 2010, 03:53 PM report to moderator
3271 Points

I’m still curious to see what his score will be for the film… hope it’s good!

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on April 25, 2010, 03:57 PM report to moderator
2200 Points

completely irrelevant but he looks like the butler in mr deeds

Posted by Sirius17 -ROAR_ on April 25, 2010, 04:06 PM report to moderator
734 Points

I have a feeling he’ll be a little under-inspired for the first film.

Posted by SigmaKnight on April 25, 2010, 04:10 PM report to moderator
1373 Points

Great news! HP has his secret agents everywhere))))

Posted by Pollytomat on April 25, 2010, 04:30 PM report to moderator

Desplat is one of the finest classical composers in the business. I fully expect him to do some amazing work for Deathly Hallows Part I. :)

Posted by SwedishSkinJer on April 25, 2010, 05:59 PM report to moderator
1740 Points

Well, this composer better be as good as John Williams…….
Not to be too harsh, but the music depends on the feeling of the movies.

3048 Points

Congratulations to him on receiving this recognition and I hope he does a fantastic job with his contributions to the DH film.

Posted by Kirk on April 25, 2010, 08:27 PM report to moderator
1599 Points

isnt he the same composer as 5 & 6? or am i misremembering? i just feel like i’ve heard of him before…and i know the director is the same for 5, 6, 7a, and 7b…so…? good luck mr. desplat!

Posted by Nealie Zealbie on April 25, 2010, 08:56 PM report to moderator
1599 Points

would you pronounce his name…“day-plah”? i’ve never heard it said before that i can remember, but it seems very french.

Posted by Nealie Zealbie on April 25, 2010, 08:57 PM report to moderator
4151 Points

really liked his work for Fantastic Mr. Fox, i’m totally excited now.

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on April 25, 2010, 09:36 PM report to moderator
94 Points

Don’t you think that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows II should be dedicated to Richard Harris and others that have dies during the making of the films, like the guy who played Belby? That would be awesome. Richard Harris was the awesomest Dumbledore ever! He is irreplaceable.

Posted by ForTheGreaterGood on April 25, 2010, 09:38 PM report to moderator
3157 Points

I really hope this guy’s good. Everything in Deathly Hallows should be perfect.

Posted by Little Light ^HISS^ on April 25, 2010, 10:56 PM report to moderator
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