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The Ides of March [Original Score]

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Critics' Reviews

amg review
Composer Alexandre Desplat provides director/star George Clooney's political drama The Ides of March with the appropriate gravitas, crafting a taut, emotional score that manages a deft balance of atmosphere and melody, blending traditional orchestral cues with late-night chamber music peppered with hints of jazz. With The Ides of March, Desplat manages to infuse the aristocratic feel of his work on The King's Speech and The Queen with a patina of soldierly Americana, trading in booming timpanis for military snares and stoic French horns for lonesome trumpets. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi