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#1 TownerFan

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:05 PM

John Williams' War Horse has been nominated for the popular Broadcast Film Critics (aka "Critics' Choice") Awards. Here's the full list:


BEST SCORE
“The Artist” – Ludovic Bource
“Drive” – Cliff Martinez
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” – Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
“Hugo” – Howard Shore
“War Horse” – John Williams

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:30 PM

Nice one - and at least 3 decent scores in there to mix things up (I'm not familiar with "Drive").

Thanks for the heads up.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 02:55 PM

It's nice to see some worthwhile scores with nominations this year. I want War Horse to win the Oscar, obviously, but if Hugo or even The Artist wins I won't be completely disappointed. Both of those, musically, are worlds better than The Social Network!

(I do believe that The Social Network was very effective in the film, so I can't fault it there.)

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 02:58 PM

Let's hope for a win for Johnny! :)

Although as said above majority of the nominated scores are quite classy.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 03:44 PM

Can you imagine the double consecutive win of Santaolalla, being repeated with Reznor-Ross at the Oscars?

I'm not familiar with "Drive"


Listen here ;)
(The Martinez samples are at 1:50-5.25)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peymmIeEdls
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 03:52 PM

It seems to be, looking at all these award nominations, that The Artist, Hugo, and War Horse are locked for best score nomination. The other two spots could be filled with Drive (although the prominient use of songs and previously written pieces might hurt its chances), one of the Desplat scores, Tintin or Girl With The Dragon Tatoo
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 01:37 PM

Williams will be nominated only for War Horse, but the award will be given ultimately to The Artist for sure. Mark my words.

The other nominees will probably be Howard Shore for Hugo, Desplat for Extremely Loud or The Ides of March and Reznor & Ross for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Looks like the Best Picture winner will be either The Artist or Hugo for sure--these are movies that celebrate the art of movies and we all know Hollywood really loves valentines to itself.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 02:11 PM

oh,, the artist is that good? I hadn't imagined..
Although I am not sure if i can watch a film without dialogue..
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:24 PM


Although I am not sure if i can watch a film without dialogue..


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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:26 PM



Although I am not sure if i can watch a film without dialogue..


:eh:

You're kidding, right??

What are you trying to tell us, Michael? That you like listening to background music? :lol:

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:29 PM

What are you trying to tell us, Michael? That you like listening to background music? :lol:


He said that he wasn't sure if he could watch a film without dialogue, right? That kinda shocked me, considering how many silent films there have been out there over the years.

And I thought we all loved listening to the so called background music. It's what most people understand as a film score, right? ;)
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:34 PM

And I thought we all loved listening to the so called background music. It's what most people understand as a film score, right? ;)

Film score? The background music? Who listens to that? I'll tell you who: some deranged people! Why can't they listen to pop, rap, rock music, like everyone else? These guys are weird. I'm shitting my pants everytime I meet one of them. You never know what can happen with them... They may stab you in the back! There is one who bit me, once. I think his name was Stiff, or something like that...

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:39 PM

:lol:
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 05:05 PM

I mean film music doesn't even have words, like lyrics, man. And if there is, it is some mumbo jumbo moon man made up language. You can't dance to it. It is just weird. I mean that is like totally deranged BloodBoal. Like totally.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 05:23 PM

Yeah. A friend of mine even told me that these guys gather during secret reunions where they kill sacrificial lambs in the name of a certain John T. Williams, and then drink the lambs' blood, and do some weird editing stuff.
And don't get me started on the whole invented lyrics thing! All this "Korah Balabak" stuff, I mean, what the fuck? Can't they just write lyrics that mean something? Like "Papa, paparazzi"?

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:04 PM

Come on people, this is nonsense! The Pulp Fiction soundtrack is awesome! And just listen to the Pirates of Caribbean theme song, it's epic! You can't just say that all soundtracks are useless/awful!

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:24 PM

Williams will be nominated only for War Horse, but the award will be given ultimately to The Artist for sure. Mark my words.

The other nominees will probably be Howard Shore for Hugo, Desplat for Extremely Loud or The Ides of March and Reznor & Ross for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Looks like the Best Picture winner will be either The Artist or Hugo for sure--these are movies that celebrate the art of movies and we all know Hollywood really loves valentines to itself.



That's pretty much it. I'd bet money on it
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:48 PM

Come on people, this is nonsense! The Pulp Fiction soundtrack is awesome! And just listen to the Pirates of Caribbean theme song, it's epic! You can't just say that all soundtracks are useless/awful!

I agree on POTC, but only because it's from Hans Zimmer, the only decent film composer, and because there aren't many what they call "instruments" in these scores.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:57 PM



Although I am not sure if i can watch a film without dialogue..


:eh:

You're kidding, right??




No. I don't know if I'm ready yet to watch silent films.
Just 2 years ago I started watching classic films (1930-1980) (I mean apart from the big ones that I have watched from a young age like Ben-Hur, Cleopatra, Ten Commandments, Psycho etc.) and now I have watched over 700 such films. i rarely see a new film..
But with the silents, I'm not ready yet.
Although i did watch those French animation films and I liked them. I'm not sure about live-action though..
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:05 PM




Although I am not sure if i can watch a film without dialogue..


:eh:

You're kidding, right??




No. I don't know if I'm ready yet to watch silent films.
Just 2 years ago I started watching classic films (1930-1980) (I mean apart from the big ones that I have watched from a young age like Ben-Hur, Cleopatra, Ten Commandments, Psycho etc.) and now I have watched over 700 such films. i rarely see a new film..
But with the silents, I'm not ready yet.
Although i did watch those French animation films and I liked them. I'm not sure about live-action though..


I suggest you start with Chaplin and Keaton. That's the best place to start with silent films.

And you don't need to be "ready" to watch silent films. Just try one, and you'll see its as interesting as a talked one :)
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:28 PM

Oooh! I remember I saw several silent films when I was a kid and loved them. The General, Battleship Potemkin, a few Chaplin short films. Just had a major flashback here.

I have to see more.




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