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Composer Alexandre Desplat's very busy year

What do Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, Moonrise Kingdom, and Rust and Bone have in common? The seemingly tireless French composer Alexandre Desplat wrote the scores to all of them. No stranger to awards, with five Oscar nominations and six Golden Globes nominations in his career so far (he won a Globe for The Painted Veil in 2007), Desplat is one of the main contenders in this year’s Best Original Score race, with a Globe and Oscar nomination for his work on Argo.

Regardless of whether he’ll walk away with his second Golden Globe statue on Sunday, Desplat’s music made quite an impact on film in 2012. EW checked in with him to talk about some of his recent films. Click past the jump to see a featurette on the making of the Argo score, and to read about the bleakness of Zero Dark Thirty and why Wes Anderson drives him crazy (in a good way).

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Cannes: 'Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir' tries to turn its subject into a victim. Plus, Marion Cotillard is sunk by the dismal 'Rust and Bone'

The Cannes Film Festival has long been a friendly home to Roman Polanski. It’s a place where he still occasionally shows up, assured that he won’t be bombarded by the kind of hanging-judge hostility that will inevitably be expressed in the comments at the end of this post. I’m tempted — oh, how I’m tempted! — to leave the He’s a great artist!/He’s a child rapist! debates to all of you, but the interesting and troublesome new documentary Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir inevitably calls up all the old tidbits and scandals and moral questions once again. The last time a documentary did that, it was the meticulous and deeply revealing Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, and I was — and remain — a staunch defender of that film’s exhumation of the intense legal complexities surrounding Polanski’s struggle. After that, do we really need another Polanski documentary? The one we don’t need is Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir, which tries to show us the “human” side of Polanski but comes off as a biographical portrait whitewashed in crocodile tears. READ FULL STORY

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