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Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in the film Philomena.

Read 'Philomena' And The Power Of A Quiet Film Score

February 8, 2014 – The film's Oscar-nominated music, says composer Alexandre Desplat, isn't meant to follow the action.

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Alexandre Desplat's score to 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II.'

Read Alexandre Desplat: Creating Color For Harry Potter

July 18, 2011 – The composer for the last 'Harry Potter' installment explains how Scriabin and Xenakis shaped him.

Listen Movie Music 2009: Oscar-Nominated Scores

February 22, 2009 – Andy Trudeau discusses the Oscar nominees for Best Original Score. Hear samples from all five.

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Listen Curious Film Score Mimics 'Benjamin Button'

January 9, 2009 – The musical theme for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button works both backward and forward.

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Listen Joplin's 'Bethena' Sounds As New As It Is Old

December 16, 2008 – Scott Joplin's rag "Bethena" is freshly interpreted for the Benjamin Button film.

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Listen Oscar-Nominated Scores: 'Babel,' 'The Queen'

February 11, 2007 – Andy Trudeau calls this year's Oscar nominees for best musical score a diverse, international group.

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