Unbroken [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Unbroken [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Alexandre Desplat

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Overview

French film composer Alexandre Desplat caps off a prolific 2014 season with his deeply resonant and uplifting score to Angelina Jolie's WWII drama Unbroken. The film chronicles the true story of Olympian runner Louis Zamperini, who survived a dramatic plane crash at sea and internment in several Japanese prison camps during his military service. The increasingly in-demand Desplat also scored the WWII caper The Monuments Men earlier in the year, but the tone he adopts for Unbroken is far different, relying heavily on warm, sentimental themes to accompany Zamperini's inspirational story. Playing back and forth between airy, atmospheric pieces and massive, theatrical swells, he uses far more light than darkness here and the result is a very melodic and motivational score. Heavy percussive sections accent the militaristic feeling and nimble wooden flutes accent many of the Japanese scenes. The overall feel-good tone is enhanced by the inclusion of Coldplay's slightly bland but pleasant original track "Miracles."

Product Details

Release Date: 12/15/2014
Label: Parlophone (Wea)
UPC: 0825646173273
catalogNumber: 547438
Rank: 235549

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alexandre Desplat   Primary Artist,Conductor
London Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Clive Bell   Shakuhachi
Dave Arch   Piano
London Voices   Choir, Chorus
Paul Clarvis   Percussion
Rik Simpson   Keyboards
Coldplay   Band
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen   Keyboards
Tor Erik Hermansen   Keyboards
Andrew Sinclair   Treble
Daniel Green   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Peter Clarke   Auricle Programming
Andrew Dudman   Engineering
Rik Simpson   Programming,Producer
Lewis Jones   Pro-Tools
Chris Martin   Composer
Will Champion   Composer
Guy Berryman   Composer
Jonny Buckland   Composer
Jaime Sickora   Engineer
Dominique Lemonnier   Score Producer
Carmine Lauri   Orchestra Leader
Alexandre Desplat   Composer,Liner Notes,Orchestration
Jonathan Allen   Engineering
Miles Walker   Engineer
Nicolas Charron   Orchestration
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen   Programming
Robin Baynton   Engineer
Xavier Forcioli   Score Coordinator
Tim Blacksmith   Management
Dave Holmes   Management
Tor Erik Hermansen   Programming
Sylvain Morizet   Orchestration
Philip Cohen   Music Business Affairs
Roxy Pope   Engineer
Jean-Pascal Beintus   Orchestration
Bill Rahko   Engineer
Daniel Green   Programming,Producer
Angelina Jolie   Liner Notes

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