Monday, February 6, 2012

Have Your Say: Best Original Score

Listed are the five nominees for Best Original Score, with a sample of their score. Who do you think will win, and perhaps more importantly, who would you vote for?


Ludovic Bource - The Artist


Howard Shore - Hugo


John Williams - War Horse


John Williams - The Adventures of Tintin


Alberto Iglesias - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

19 comments:

  1. I really loved the TINKER TAILOR score. It successfully conveyed the atmosphere of the film. I think THE ARTIST will win though. Without that score, the film would be unwatchable.

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    1. I really loved the Tinker Tailor Score too - and it was my bold prediction to get a nom. I expected Bource and Shore to get nominated, but I also expected Reznor/Ross. I would have preferred them to make it over Williams, though his Tintin score was great. In the end, Bource will win for The Artist - it is so essential, and it really is very good.

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  2. I really loved the War Horse score, but know it'll go to the Artist though.

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    1. I agree. I think The Artist will win, and though I thought Williams score was beautiful, I thought it was terribly overused, which for me, eradicated the beauty and made it quite intrusive and manipulative. It is the score I would have dropped out - but that's just me personally, because I much care for the film. Thanks for the comment Heather - and for recently following :-)

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  3. This isn't much of a contest. The Artist's score was a vital part of that silent movie. No other movie this year can say that. Thanks for rounding up some of the scores though Andy.

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    1. I think Tinker Tailor featured some very impressive work from Alberto Iglesias (who also wonderfully scored The Skin I Live In). He really captured the mood, I thought. Howard Shore always does great work - and his collaborations with Cronenberg are my favourite. But, yes, THE ARTIST will win this - and rightly so. I have had these scores playing a lot as I write, so it wasn't hard to track them down. 2011 was a year of great scores - DRIVE/CONTAGION/ATTACK THE BLOCK/DRAGON TATTOO/TREE OF LIFE/IDES OF MARCH/RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES etc.

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  4. I think the score for The Artist will win. I'm just upset that Cliff Martinez's work for Drive (which was disqualified due to a technicality) as well as the work of Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Jonny Greenwood's work for We Need to Talk About Kevin weren't nominated.

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    1. Yes, I agree. Martinez was ineligible from a while ago - but I thought his work in Contagion was just as good. I forgot about Greenwood. Yeah, that was a great score too. You know how I feel about Reznor/Ross - should have taken one of Williams' slots. Oh well. Bource will win this, no question.

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  5. The Artist all the way. The movie simply wouldn't have worked without the score, regardless of the great acting that went into it. I actually liked the War Horse score too, although I thought its use in the movie was a bit offensive to anyone over the age of six. "Hey--something important's about to happen!"

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    1. Yeah, the War Horse score really irked me. I'd like to see Iglesias win - but I have no issues with The Artist taking this award out...and it will!

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  6. I like Harry Escott for Shame. No, wait. Martinez for Drive. No, wait. Greenwood for WNTTAK. No, wait.

    I hate this category this year.

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    1. This is usually one of my favourite categories - but there were so many great scores this year, that we were bound to be disappointed. But John Williams? Really? Loved Iglesias, and always been a fan of Shore - but Escott's ticking time bomb should have been recognised, definitely.

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  7. Before I saw the Artist today I would have said Tinker Tailor. I still love it, but as soon as I saw the Artist, I had to go out and buy the soundtrack. Listening as I type. Bource did a great job, with so much relying on his music!

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    1. Yeah I made that shift too, after hearing The Artist. But I was pretty obsessed with Iglesias' work in TTSS

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