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BMI Checks Out “The Shape of Water” With Score by Alexandre Desplat

Posted in News on November 13, 2017
Pictured (L-R) at the screening are BMI’s Philip Shrut, film/TV music historian and journalist Jon Burlingame, BMI composer Alexandre Desplat and BMI’s Evelyn Rascon.
Pictured (L-R) at the screening are BMI’s Philip Shrut, film/TV music historian and journalist Jon Burlingame, BMI composer Alexandre Desplat and BMI’s Evelyn Rascon.

BMI composer Alexandre Desplat’s music for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water was recently illuminated in a Q&A discussion with the award-winning composer after a screening of the film by the Society of Composers and Lyricists in Los Angeles. Set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, the story revolves around a high-security government laboratory where troubled lead Elisa (Sally Hawkins) and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment, changing their lives forever.