"The character is an innocent watching life around him. How do you show his soul with music?," the composer asked. And boy am I glad he didn't ask me. It does sound like a daunting task. And what's great is that you can listen to excerpts of his answer on the Concord Music site.
I am by no means an expert on Desplat's scores. But the tracks I have listened to seem to share a very distinct personality among them, that I have also sensed in the "Birth" soundtrack for example. You can tell it will be one overwhelming, bittersweet mix of light and dark elements, and I love how a melody might forray into a lighter domain only to suddenly turn more gloomy. You never know where it's going. Very exciting!
Concord has put previews for nearly all 46 tracks online, and, I believe, for all of Desplat's original compositions. And what you can say of this with definity: It will be the most texturally versatile score of Fincher's films so far. You have never seen a Fincher film with so much life and emotion seeping from the music -- in a good way of course.
I will personally not overdo the music consumption before I see the film, because I want to experience the movie as a whole and not get distracted by suddenly identifying sound clues and melody bits I have heard before. But I do believe this score can be one hell of a beautiful piece of art, definitely worth owning!
How do you like what you hear?
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Btw. for me this only works on Internet Explorer, in case you have the same problem.