|title||Alexandre Desplat Interview - Rise of the Guardians Soundtrack & Music|
|published||November 16, 2012|
|description||Alexandre Desplat talks about creating the soundtrack & music for Rise of the Guardians starring Isla Fisher http://youtu.be/6q8WJ-0D-rk Chris Pine http://youtu.be/c0w99aQ6yd0 Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman and Jude Law & working with Kathryn Bigelow on Zero Dark Thirty. More Rise of the Guardians interviews Isla Fisher & Chris Pine on voice acting http://youtu.be/OT-CtbygoJw director Peter Ramsey http://youtu.be/ROX5Fum8yR8 & producer Christina Steinberg http://youtu.be/bAgcXH-kxWeM
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The role that music plays in "Guardians" cannot be understated. The filmmakers knew they needed a score that was as sweeping and heroic as the story itself. When it came to finding the right composer to do the job, four-time Academy Award nominee Alexandre Desplat ("The King's Speech," "Fantastic Mr. Fox") was the only name the "Guardians" team had in mind. "There is much more music in 'Guardians' than is found in the average live-action film," says Desplat, who conducted the London Symphony Orchestra in the recording of his original compositions. "It practically runs throughout the whole movie. The goal with the score, which is primarily a symphonic one - though I did bring in a few babies of mine, like saxophones and a fantastic cimbalom - was to emphasize every moment of joy, sadness and soul so that audiences would be able to dive with the characters into their worlds."
"We began meeting with Alexandre over two years ago, so by the time he began writing the music, he was as familiar with the story and characters as we were," says Steinberg. "I think that what we tried to do was emphasize every moment of joy and soul throughout the film, so that we are not be distant from the characters - we dive with them into their world so it is all very exciting, emotional, and real. With Alexandre, his music became a new character in our film. His score adds richness, tenderness and humor, all of which support the characters and emotion of the story."
Ramsey is also thrilled with the results. "Alexandre worked furiously for months on the music," he says. "It's perfect. Magical and fun, it's the crown on our film. I predict there won't be a dry eye in the house when audiences hear it."
Rise of the Guardians trailer, preview, clip, soundtrack, teaser and spoiler http://youtu.be/vWs0qulZ00I
Rise of the Guardians What if there were more to the histories of Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher) and the Sandman than anyone ever believed? What if the benevolent givers of gifts, eggs, money and dreams were much more than they seemed? When a menace arrives with a plan to erase the Guardians from existence by robbing children of their hopes and dreams, these beloved crusaders need the help of Jack Frost (Chris Pine), a reluctant new recruit who'd rather enjoy a snow day than save the world. From the deepest recesses of the North Pole, to the rooftops of Shanghai, to a tiny town in New England and beyond, the Guardians engage in an epic, global battle against the seductively wicked bogeyman Pitch (Jude Law), whose machinations to conquer the world by spreading fear across the globe can only be conquered by the power of belief and the magic of the Guardians.DreamWorks "Rise of the Guardians," features the voices of Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Jude Law and Dakota Goyo. The film is directed by Peter Ramsey. The screenplay is written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire ("Oz: The Great and Powerful," "Rabbit Hole") based on the original story of award-winning author William Joyce. It is produced by Christina Steinberg ("National Treasure," "Bee Movie"), and Nancy Bernstein ("The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring") with executive producers Guillermo del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth" "Hellboy"), William Joyce ("The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore"), and Michael Siegel ("Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.") The music is by four-time Academy Award nominee, Alexandre Desplat.