Song Exploder No. 29: Alexandre Desplat

Song Exploder
Alexandre Desplat

The Imitation Game is a biographical film about Alan Turing, a mathematician who pioneered computer science and helped the British government break Nazi codes, but was then later prosecuted by the British government for being gay. Composer Alexandre Desplat created the score, which was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar — his eighth Oscar nomination. In this episode, he breaks down the orchestration of the main theme from the film, which plays during the title sequence.

Here's Alexandre Desplat conducting the London symphony Orchestra performing The Imitation Game Suite:

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