Arts & Entertainment

Oscar-Nominated Score Helps Bring 'Philomena' to Lifei
X
February 28, 2014 8:34 PM
Most people are familiar with the Academy Awards for Best Actor, Best Director and Best Picture. But the Oscar ceremonies slated for this Sunday will also spotlight other moviemaking arts. To help us understand the artistry that goes into a film’s musical score, VOA’s Adam Phillips interviewed Alexandre Desplat, the famed French composer who received the sixth Oscar Best Score nomination of his career for his work on “Philomena.” The film is based on the true story of Philomena Lee, an elderly Irish woman who as a teen was forced by nuns to give up her three-year-old son for adoption.

Oscar-Nominated Score Helps Bring 'Philomena' to Life

Published February 28, 2014

Most people are familiar with the Academy Awards for Best Actor, Best Director and Best Picture. But the Oscar ceremonies slated for this Sunday will also spotlight other moviemaking arts. To help us understand the artistry that goes into a film’s musical score, VOA’s Adam Phillips interviewed Alexandre Desplat, the famed French composer who received the sixth Oscar Best Score nomination of his career for his work on “Philomena.” The film is based on the true story of Philomena Lee, an elderly Irish woman who as a teen was forced by nuns to give up her three-year-old son for adoption.


You May Like

Video One Year After Thai Coup, No End in Sight for Military Rule

Since carrying out the May 22, 2014 coup, the general has retired from the military but is still firmly in charge More

Video Afghan Economy Sinks As Troops Depart

Afghans are grappling with how exodus will affect country's fragile economy More

Video Scientists Say We Need Softer Robots

Today’s robots are mostly hard, rigid machines, with sharp edges and forceful movements, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University say they should be softer and therefore safer More