The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat


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New entry. Alexandre Desplat's Oscar-winning scores enters the chart at No.64

Wes Anderson's quirky blockbuster The Grand Budapest Hotel called for an equally quirky score.

Enter Alexandre Desplat.

Anderson's film is set in a fictional central European country, so, of course, Desplat set about creating a believable fictional folk music soundworld for that country.

The music for the film uses Gregorian chant, balalaikas and the hammered dulcimer — as well as simple, memorable tunes and complex rhythms found in the folk music of central Europe.

Give that man an Oscar. Oh, you already did.