Alexandre Desplat Suffragette (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) on Limited Edition Import Colored 180g 2LP
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Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of Suffragette, a powerful drama about the women who were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. The stirring story centers on Maud (Mulligan), a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.'s growing Suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst (Streep), Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life.
Oscar-winning composer Alexandre Desplat is one of the most sought-after film composers in the world today. Desplat is noted for his collaborations with some of the world's top filmmakers: Wes Anderson, George Clooney, Stephen Daldry, David Fincher, Stephen Frears, Tom Hooper, Ang Lee, Terrence Malick, and Roman Polanski. Desplat first captivated ears with The Girl with the Pearl Earring and Birth. He has since scored a range of incredible films, garnering Oscar nominations for The Queen, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The King's Speech, Argo, Philomena, The Imitation Game, and The Grand Budapest Hotel which won him the 2015 Oscar for Best Original Score.
"I'd wanted to work with Alexandre Desplat for many years," said Suffragette director Sarah Gavron. "I think he's got the ability to do something that always feels new, interesting, fresh, and not sentimental. He really responded to the story of the Suffragettes...For Suffragette, Alexandre came up with an idea of having this heartbeat, so to speak, going through it. It works on a number of levels for our themes and ideas."
She adds, "We had the idea of a big-scale score that gave you a sense of the drama and the action, but we also wanted to enhance the intimate moments which were just about the interactions between Maud and her son, or Maud and her husband, or a few of the women together. I was very keen that the film felt on all sorts of levels very real and visceral and connected. I wanted the audience to feel like they were walking through those streets with Maud and the other women, that the world felt very believable. An important function of the music was to chart the emotional journey, but also reflect the suspense and urgency of those big set pieces where dozens of women were putting themselves in danger because of their activism."