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THE FRENCH DISPATCH – Alexandre Desplat

November 9, 2021 1 comment

Original Review by Jonathan Broxton

The French Dispatch is the latest film from writer-director Wes Anderson. Like most of his films, it’s a highly stylized comedy caper, with a cast drawn mostly from his regular ensemble of players, including the likes of Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Elisabeth Moss, Anjelica Huston, Henry Winkler, Liev Schreiber, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, and Saoirse Ronan. Its plot follows several different storylines as the French foreign bureau of the fictional ‘Liberty-Kansas Evening Sun’ newspaper creates its final issue following the death of its editor. Much of the action takes place in a town literally named Ennui, and involves such things as the life of an artist in the local prison, a sexual liaison between a reporter and a subject during a student revolution, and kidnappings and murders during a private dinner, all of which are narrated by a man on a bicycle who charts the history of the town. Read more…