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The French soundtrack specialist Alexandre Desplat garners another Oscar nomination for his score to Philomena, the true story of how one Irish woman's (Judi Dench) quest to find her long-lost son, along with journalist Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan).
A sweeping opening soon yields to ponderous chords, reflecting the ongoing confusion in the movie's plot. Desplat is a master of creating gentle unease in his scores, so he takes the opportunity here to ramp it up.
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