The Shape Of Water

The Shape Of Water
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The Shape Of Water

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Academy Award Best Original Score
BAFTA Best Film Music
Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Best Score
Golden Globe Awards Best Original Score
Venice Film Festival Best Soundtrack

Desplat composed, produced and conducted the music for The Shape of Water, which was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and recorded at Abbey Road Studios. Opera star Renée Fleming sings on the track ‘You’ll Never Know’, which was arranged and produced especially for the film by Desplat. The soundtrack also includes ‘La Javanaise’ by jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux, alongside classic hits by Andy Williams and Glenn Miller.

Desplat’s soundtrack provides a beautiful accompaniment to the film which stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg and Octavia Spencer. The film was directed by Guillermo del Toro and written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor. It was previously awarded the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival, where it premiered.

The Shape of Water is an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

Key Product Details

  • Artist: Alexandre Desplat
  • Genre: Soundtrack