February 5, 2019 at 2:28 pm #1202762537
The Piano by Michael Nyman. I can’t believe this was snubbed for Best Score. Nothing was beating Schindler’s List that year, but this is one of the more commercially successful film scores. Jane Campion said when Nyman signed on, she told him she didn’t want any of his pounding style of music, which he was known for, and he was like “then why did you hire me?” but he came up with a brilliant and memorable melodic score that actually serves the storytelling as it’s the music the main character creates herself and uses to express herself as she doesn’t speak (except to the audience in her mind).
February 5, 2019 at 5:39 pm #1202762624
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Indiana Jones trilogy
Grand budapest hotel
BeetlejuiceFebruary 5, 2019 at 7:26 pm #1202762708
Planet of the Apes (1968)
The Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)
Howl’s Moving Castle
How to Train Your Dragon
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Mad Max: Fury Road
War for the Planet of the Apes
Avengers: Infinity War
February 5, 2019 at 8:18 pm #1202762731
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My two all time favorites are Atonement and How To Train Your DragonFebruary 5, 2019 at 8:24 pm #1202762735
Lawrence of Arabia
Lord of the Rings
Star Wars (1-6)
Once Upon A Time In The West
The Hateful Eight
"We will always have Paris"February 5, 2019 at 8:27 pm #1202762736
It Follows is the best score for a horror movie of all time IMO, adds an incredible amount of atmosphere to the film that even the greats couldn’t fully achieve.
The Hours and Out of Africa are my favorite scores of all time, though.
FYC: Mary Kay Place in DianeFebruary 6, 2019 at 10:15 am #1202763189
The Piano by Michael Nyman. I can’t believe this was snubbed for Best Score.
It wasn’t snubbed. It was deemed ineligible by the music branch because they asserted that enough of the score was based on traditional folk themes reconstituted for the film.February 6, 2019 at 1:14 pm #1202763387
It wasn’t snubbed. It was deemed ineligible by the music branch because they asserted that enough of the score was based on traditional folk themes reconstituted for the film.
Oh really? I didn’t find that fact anywhere, and believe me I looked to see if it was ineligible because I needed to understand why it wasn’t nominated. That’s actually nice to read.February 6, 2019 at 1:27 pm #1202763400
Slum dog Millionaire
Brokeback MountainFebruary 6, 2019 at 1:41 pm #1202763410
I heard the main theme from Dances With Wolves (John Barry) again the other day, and got chills listening to it. It’s just a brilliant, majestic piece of music. Another vote from me for the Atonement score, love that one! A score that got entirely overlooked by any awards when it was released was Ilan Eshkeri’s score for Stardust. I really recommend anyone to listen to that one – he did an outstanding job with marrying the music to that fantasy/adventure film.February 6, 2019 at 2:21 pm #1202763441
Two DeMille films immediately come to mind: Elmer Bernstein’s work on “The Ten Commandments” remains, for me, Oscar’s biggest sin of omission for Best Original Score. And Victor Young’s nominated work on “Samson and Delilah” is a perfect marriage of undulating sex and no-apologies pageantry.February 6, 2019 at 2:35 pm #1202763461
War for the Planet of the Apes is insane
Big fan of Better Call Saul, Sex Education, Barry, BoJack Horseman, and, especially, SurvivorFebruary 9, 2019 at 6:54 am #1202766102
My all-time top 10, listed chronologically:
Bambi (1942) – Frank Churchill, Edward H. Plumb
The Red Shoes (1948) – Brian Easdale
Sunset Boulevard (1950) – Franz Waxman
Vertigo (1958) – Bernard Herrmann
Psycho (1960) – Bernard Herrmann
Andrei Rublev (1966) – Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov
The Devils (1971) – Peter Maxwell Davies
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) – John Williams
Ran (1985) – Toru Takemitsu
You Were Never Really Here (2017) – Jonny GreenwoodSeptember 4, 2019 at 3:15 am #1203056946
The most memorable film scores for me are:
★ Pirates of the Caribbean
★ The Shape of Water
★ The Godfather
★ One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
★ Avengers: Infinity War
★ Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
★ Star Wars
★ If Beale Street Could Talk
★ Dr. No
★ The Lion King
𝙄 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙥𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙩 𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙚𝙨.
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