||Lust, Caution: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD (2007) |
Lise Berthaud CD discography French composer Alexandre Desplat, who took on an assignment to score a period Asian drama with The Painted Veil, returns to the same sort of milieu for director Ang Lee's Lust, Caution, set in Shanghai in the 1940s. Desplat has no interest in evoking traditional Chinese music; rather, his is a thoroughly European approach. He employs almost all strings and lots of them, adding only the occasional piano, his own flute, and "programming." This is slow, contemplative music with strong melodies, all contributing to a dark, romantic tone. Alain Planes' performance of Brahms' "Intermezzo in A-Major, Opus 118, No. 2" fits right in, and, surprisingly, Lee himself takes to the piano on "Nanjing Road." This is a restrained, low-key score for a film of mystery and naunced feeling. ~ William Ruhlmann
Lyricist: James Schamus.
Personnel: Alexandre Desplat (flute, programming); Jacky Cheung (vocals); Odile Abrel, Françoise Demaubus (harp); Dominique Lemonnier, Virginie Buscail, Philippe Balet, Jean Philippe Kuzma, Thierry Koehl, Emmanuel Andre, Joelle Cousin, Caroline Vernay, Dorianne Gable, Eric Lacrouts, Anne Trémoulet, David Braccini, Elisabeth Pallas, Anne Elsa Tremoulet, Elise Thibaut, Jin Hi Paik, Cyril Baleton, Clara Lecarm, Nathalie Lamoureux, Anne Gravolin, Anne Villette, Cyril Ghestem, Mathilde Pasquier, Laurent Philipp, Celine Planes, Karen Brunon (violin); Estelle Villotte, Christophe Briquet, Lise Berthaud , Nathalie Vandebeulque, Christophe Gaugué, Minali Bella, Jean Paul, Nicolas Carles, ...