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    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).

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    Batman Returns

    Indiana Jones trilogy

    Halloween 1978

    Halloween 2018

    Grand budapest hotel

    Home Alone

    Hellraiser

    Beetlejuice

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    Planet of the Apes (1968)

    Star Wars

    Blade Runner

    The Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)

    Spirited Away

    Howl’s Moving Castle

    WALL-E

    How to Train Your Dragon

    TRON: Legacy

    Hanna

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

    Interstellar

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    War for the Planet of the Apes

    Avengers: Infinity War

    First Man

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    gardenia
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    My two all time favorites are Atonement and How To Train Your Dragon

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    Derp Boy
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    The Godfather
    Cinema Paradiso
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Lord of the Rings
    Star Wars (1-6)
    Once Upon A Time In The West
    E.T.
    The Hateful Eight

    "We will always have Paris"

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    Dennis El Mar
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    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 Diane

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    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.

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    SHT L
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    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.

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    Slum dog Millionaire
    Up
    Harry Potter
    Home Alone
    Titanic
    Brokeback Mountain

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    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.

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    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.

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    War for the Planet of the Apes is insane

    Big fan of Better Call Saul, Sex Education, Barry, BoJack Horseman, and, especially, Survivor

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    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 Greenwood

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    The most memorable film scores for me are:

    ★ Titanic
    ★ Pirates of the Caribbean
    ★ The Shape of Water
    ★ Up
    ★ The Godfather
    ★ One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    ★ Avengers: Infinity War
    ★ Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    ★ Star Wars
    ★ Fargo
    ★ If Beale Street Could Talk
    ★ Rocky
    ★ Dr. No
    ★ The Lion King

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    Inception is the best IMO

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