Kids Commute - Alexandre Desplat Week! Friday

Jan 11, 2019

"The Shape of Water" (2017)

It’s Friday - high five to all the Kids Commuters for making it through your first week back to school after the winter break. We hope that it helped to listen to some great music during Alexandre Desplat Week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio.

If you've been listening all week, hopefully you've noticed that Desplat has a special talent for writing music in all kinds of flavors! We've heard tension ("The Queen"), silly animal antics ("The Fantastic Mr. Fox") and even music for math ("The Imitation Game")!

Today, we'll see what happens when our friend Desplat tries his hand at gentle, romantic music. We're listening to a really pretty piece of music from the 2018 film “The Shape of Water” directed by Guillermo del Toro. The music from this film earned Desplat his second Academy Award for “Best Original Score." In this film, a lonely lady makes friends with a mysterious sea creature.

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"Overflow of Love"
"The Shape of Water" (2017)
Alexandre Desplat

Here's today's Kids Commute:

Here's a trailer for "The Shape of Water!"