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The 10th Annual JWFan Awards - The Best Scores and Films of 2017!

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Late to the party, but here's fargo's. only based on what I've seen/heard

 

BEST SCORES OF 2017:

1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Williams)

2. War for the Planet of the Apes (Giacchino)

3. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Desplat)

4. The LEGO Batman Movie (Balfe)

5. The Mummy (Tyler) Murder on the Orient Express (Doyle)

 

TOP 10 BEST TRACKS OF 2017:

1. 'Boulanbator Combat' from Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Desplat)

2. 'The Rebellion Is Reborn' 'The Battle of Crait' 'The Fathiers' from Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Williams)

3. 'Battle Royale' from The LEGO Batman Movie (Balfe)

4. 'Planet of the Escapes' 'Paradise Found' from War for the Planet of the Apes (Giacchino)

5. 'A Hero Is Born' 'Saving the Day' from Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Shapiro)

6. 'What Heroes Do' from Thor: Ragnorak (Mothersbaugh)

7. 'Monumental Meltdown' from Spider-Man: Homecoming (Giacchino)

8. 'A Sense of Adventure' from The Mummy (Tyler)

9. 'Orient Express Suite' from Murder on the Orient Express (Doyle)

10. 'Amazons of Themyscira' from Wonder Woman (Gregson-Williams)

 

BEST FILMS OF 2017

1. War for the Planet of the Apes

2. Baby Driver

3. Get Out

4. John Wick: Chapter 2

5. Dunkirk

 

SPECIFIC HIGHLIGHTS OF 2017:

The action motif/theme from Valerian is great, it's getting a lot of replays for me. Haven't seen the film yet so not 100% sure what the theme is for. Usually not a fan of Desplat.

 

I was not too excited to see the 3rd Apes movie (didn't like the 2nd one too much), but it was so much better than I expected, with Western/Great Escape resemblances in it. Just fantastic.

 

SPECIFIC DISAPPOINTMENTS OF 2017:

Obvious: Justice League (just the score, I was not disappointment in the movie because I knew it would be garbage)

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OK, I finally have everything published, so that I can re-post here:

 

BEST SCORES OF 2017:

 

You can hear my Top 10 show here: 

 

http://celluloidtunes.no/celluloid-tunes-54-the-10-best-scores-of-2017-18th-international-edition/

 

Or, if you don't want to hear it, here's the playlist (in reverse order, from 10th place to 1st place):

 

Blade Runner 2049 – “Mesa” – Benjamin Wallfisch & Hans Zimmer
Brimstone – “Genesis” – Junkie XL
Alien: Covenant – “The Covenant” – Jed Kurzel
Good Time – “Good Time” – Daniel Lopatin
Viceroy’s House – “Viceroy’s House” – A.R. Rahman
Thank You For Your Service – “Gunmetal Clatter” – Thomas Newman
Bitter Harvest – “Smila is My Home” – Benjamin Wallfisch
The Post – “The Presses Roll” – John Williams
The Circle – “Into a Circle” & “Happy Little Robots” – Danny Elfman
Valley of Shadows – “Afterlife” & “Valley of Shadows: Wake Up” – Zbigniew Preisner

 

20 BEST FILMS OF 2017 (Norwegian premiere dates):

 

http://montages.no/2018/01/thor-joachims-topp-20-2017/

 

Text is in Norwegian, but you can understand the titles.

 

For a ranking of ALL the 2017 films I've seen (135 in total, out of a 192 movies totally seen), you can see the list here:

 

https://mubi.com/lists/2017-films-ranked

 

On 12.1.2018 at 11:24 PM, Jay said:

No love for Patti Cake$?

 

I've now seen it. There was a lot of great stuff here, but the predictable "sports movie"/underdog final act left somewhat of a bitter taste in my mouth. But up untill then -- very good movie.

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BEST SCORES OF 2017:

The Shape of Water - Desplat
The Last Jedi - Williams
War for The Planet of The Apes - Giacchino

The Post - Williams

Phantom Thread - Greenwood

Coco - Giacchino
Thor: Ragnarok - Mothersbaugh 

Murder on the Orient Express - Doyle

Rebel in The Rye - McCreary 

Valerian - Desplat 

All The Money in The World - Pemberton 

 

TOP 10 BEST TRACKS OF 2017:

The Battle of Crait from Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Presses Roll from The Post

Overflow of Love from The Shape of Water

Coco Suite from Coco 

Old Friends from The Last Jedi 

Jumanji Overture from Jumanji

Exodus Wounds from War for The Planet of The Apes 

Pearls of Mui from Valerian 

Ragnarok Suite from Ragnarok 

Beverly from It

 

BEST CATALOG TITLES OF 2017: 

Didn't really collect much this year, but...

Titanic (La La Land)

Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow (La La Land)

Waterworld (La La Land)

Ben Hur (Tadlow)

 

FILM SCORE LABEL OF THE YEAR:

La-La Land

 

BEST FILMS OF 2017:

The Shape of Water

Dunkirk

Coco

Blade Runner 2049

Get Out

Lady Bird

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Logan

Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2

The Disaster Artist

 

SPECIFIC HIGHLIGHTS OF 2017:

Most of The Last Jedi 

Seeing films for free at my cinema because I'm reviewing them. That was nice. 

 

SPECIFIC DISAPPOINTMENTS OF 2017:

Blade Runner 2049 and Detroit's box office 

 

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I'm usually really bad at these lists, but what the hell...

 

BEST SCORES OF 2017:

 

All the Money in the World by Daniel Pemberton

Darkest Hour by Dario Marianelli

Loving Vincent by Clint Mansell

Phantom Thread by Jonny Greenwood

Rendezvous by Austin Wintory

Star Wars: The Last Jedi by John Williams

The Shape of Water by Alexandre Desplat

The Snowman by Marco Beltrami

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets by Alexandre Desplat

Viceroy's House by A. R. Rahman

 

Both the Greenwood and the Wintory make up my favourites of the year, though I'm not sure if the Wintory is even for a 2017 film.

 

BEST TRACKS OF 2017: (in no particular order)

 

"Down the Rabbit Hole" (The Snowman) - Marco Beltrami

"The Presses Roll" (The Post) - John Williams

"Pearls on Mul" (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) - Alexandre Desplat

"Phantom Thread I" (Phantom Thread) - Jonny Greenwood

"The Shape of Water" (The Shape of Water) - Alexandre Desplat

"Assault of the Earth" (War on the Planet of the Apes) - Michael Giacchino

"A Comedy of Terrors" (The Death of Stalin) - Christopher Willis

"Ragnarok Suite" (Thor: Ragnarok) - Mark Mothersbaugh

"Winston and George" (Darkest Hour) - Dario Marianelli

 

It's been a pretty decent year for film music.

 

BEST FLMS OF 2017:

The Phantom Thread

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Call Me By Your Name

 

Hon Mentions:

Lady Bird

I, Tonya

Dunkirk

Blade Runner 2049

 

14 hours ago, Thor said:

BEST SCORES OF 2017:

 

You can hear my Top 10 show here: 

 

http://celluloidtunes.no/celluloid-tunes-54-the-10-best-scores-of-2017-18th-international-edition/

 

Or, if you don't want to hear it, here's the playlist (in reverse order, from 10th place to 1st place):

 

Valley of Shadows – “Afterlife” & “Valley of Shadows: Wake Up” – Zbigniew Preisner

 

 

Cheers for this Thor! I've been meaning to catch the Preisner score when it became available. Glad you could give us an excerpt at least!

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10 hours ago, KK said:

Both the Greenwood and the Wintory make up my favourites of the year, though I'm not sure if the Wintory is even for a 2017 film.

 

 

Rendezvous is a 2017 film/score.  Its available on streaming services and has a DVD now

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0756T27KM

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