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Confirmed: Alexandre Desplat to Score "Deathly Hallows: Part 1" Film

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Posted by: Edward
January 19, 2010, 12:10 PM

Update: This morning, we received word from a number of readers regarding a rumor composer Alexandre Desplat was set to score the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" film.  We can now report this rumor is indeed true, thanks to our friends at MuggleNet who were able to validate that this piece of news was confirmed by Mr. Desplat's agent.

FilmScoreMonthy is reporting that composer Alexandre Desplat has been tapped to score the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" film.  Describing the 48 year old composer an "overnight sensation that took decades to occur," the feature on the 2009 Top Forty Composer Countdown list includes the first part of the final Potter film as one of this upcoming projects.  The profile notes:
He has become the director-of-choice for many of the world's most acclaimed directors, including Fincher, Stephen Frears, Terence Malick and Roman Polanski, and has signed for one his most challenging and highest-profile assignments yet, the penultimate entry in the Harry Potter saga.
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As noted on Mr. Desplat's official website, his previous work includes "Julie and Julia," "New Moon," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," and "The Golden Compass."

While this is indeed exciting news, we have yet to receive official word on a role for Mr. Desplat in the "Deathly Hallows: Part 1" film and will update you as soon as we do.  Stay close to Leaky for the latest on this "Deathly Hallows" news and more.

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141 Comments

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seriously! enough with the twilight saga. i’m getting extremely sick of that whole story line. Desplat just better not butcher this soundtrack because it would break my heart =(. and yes, along with probably everyone else in the HP fandom, i too am hoping for Williams to be back for part 2

Posted by HPandtheDA007 on January 23, 2010, 02:15 PM report to moderator
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134 Points

NOO, we want Hooper!!!!

Posted by expelliarmus9 on January 23, 2010, 02:34 PM report to moderator
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The music is so important to the films. No one could top Hedwig’s Theme.

Posted by Girlraven1 on January 24, 2010, 12:03 AM report to moderator
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3157 Points

Dude, no offense, but you better make this EPIC, man. Deathly Hallows CANNOT be ruined in any way.

Posted by Little Light ^HISS^ on January 24, 2010, 01:50 AM report to moderator
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298 Points

Alexandre (in my opinion) did a pretty good job with New Moon. Deathly Hallows is dark, so he will shine _
At least, I hope the music does.
Fingers crossed!

Posted by MikeMagpuyo on January 24, 2010, 06:46 AM report to moderator
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I read this on the 19th and am in deep mourning. I have the Williams’ themes on my CD all the time. I was anticipating another delicious score to savor. He set the standard for the Potter films (does anyone really remember the score that beat Azkaban for the Oscar?) I would have thought with the delay of HBP, Warner Brothers and Mr. Williams could have got this done. From what I see from the comments, Mr. Desplat’s reviews are mixed at best. I agree with SohajFawkes – I really have a bad feeling about this!!

Posted by Spellbound 7 on January 26, 2010, 09:01 PM report to moderator
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