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What Is The Best Film Score Of 2004


Best film score of 2004  

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  1. 1. What is the best film score of 2004 among this list?

    • The Incredibles (Michael Giacchino)
    • The Aviator (Howard Shore)
    • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (Edward Shearmur)
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    • The Village (James Newton Howard)
    • The Terminal (John Williams)


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What is according to you, the best film score of 2004 among this list?

 

The scores of this list won an award for "Best Score", as voted by either one or more of these organizations:

  • The International Film Music Critics Association Award
  • The Online Film Critics Society Award
  • The Los Angeles Film Critics Association

 

Yes, I know it was also the year of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, but let's dig deeper...

 

Discuss these choices made by Critics!

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I closed the "Other" option, because I want you to chose among the list options, because everyone here would pick Azkaban, so I want maybe your 2nd choice or 3rd choice! ;-)

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I mean, Azkaban is easily my favorite score of 2004 without question

 

Restricted to the choices you put on the poll, The Incredibles

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The very selective choices for this new set of pools was inspired by all the "Winners" of these three organizations :

  • The International Film Music Critics Association Award
  • The Online Film Critics Society Award
  • The Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Their "Winners" are interresting and sometimes differs from the "mainstream" awards like the Oscars or the Grammys, by example.

 

So I just want to "expand my mind" (maybe yours too!) about 21st scores and composers for which I'm less familiar with...

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Notably scores from 2004 not on your poll include

 

Lemony Snicket (Newman)

Passion of the Christ (Debney)

Spider-man 2 (Elfman)

Bourne Supremacy (Powell)

Hidalgo (Howard)

Van Helsing (Silvestri)
Troy (Horner)

Alexander (Vangelis)

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35 minutes ago, Bespin said:

because everyone here would pick Azkaban, so I want maybe your 2nd choice! ;-)

You know me so well hehe

For me it's definitly The Terminal and then I would say The Incredibles

Other nice score from 2004 not listed here are Zimmer's King Arthur, Giacchino's first season of Lost and Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby (if you like the classic Eastwood score)

and one last but not least suggestion Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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Some chose the Terminal, but we rarely see it on the "Last listened score" thread...

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Thinking that a score is the best from within a specific calendar year does not imply its one of the best or even your most-listened-to scores from the history of film music

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The Terminal.

 

Don't really care for the film that much.  But the score alone, even without much context to the film, is just beautiful and fun to listen to.  One of the few scores I associate absolutely nothing with the film while listening.

 

It's actually in my top 10 JW scores.

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Today, I re-listened to The Incredibles and that Captain Sky thing. Currently re-listening The Village...

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I voted for The Aviator, it's more my kind of score, even if I love The Terminal too.

 

But lately, must admit I listened to The Aviator much more than The Terminal.

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This makes me angry until this day. In 2004 literally EVERY SINGLE ONE of the nominees (Debney's Passion of the Christ, JW's Prisoner of Azkaban, Newman's Lemony Snicket and JNH's The Village) was more worthy of the award than the score that actually won. 

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My favourite of 2004 is AZKABAN, but relatively close are CRASH (Mark Isham) and THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST (John Debney).

 

Of the ones listed in the poll, my choice is THE VILLAGE.

 

2004 was a good year for film music.

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14 minutes ago, Thor said:

2004 was a good year for film music.

Yep, certainly one of the best year for film scores of the decade, alongside 2001.

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On 7/18/2021 at 8:46 AM, Bespin said:

I closed the "Other" option, because I want you to chose among the list options, because everyone here would pick Azkaban, so I want maybe your 2nd choice or 3rd choice! ;-)

I would not pick azkaban

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14 hours ago, Edmilson said:

No love for John Debney's Passion of the Christ? I thought it was a pretty good score.

 

It's an amazing score. I don't believe in divine inspiration but it does sometimes seem almost too good for Debney's pen. What a Horner score that would have been! Can't say in retrospect that I don't wish the project had gone to James, though.

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I would have voted for POA, which is the best Harry Potter score and film.

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15 hours ago, Edmilson said:

No love for John Debney's Passion of the Christ? I thought it was a pretty good score.

 

I mentioned it as a contender just a few posts up.

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I voted Incredibles, but I enjoy the other ones listed as well.  Azkaban is my overall favorite.  A few more favorites from that year are National Treasure, Passion of the Christ, Spider-Man 2, King Arthur, Van Helsing, Bourne Supremacy and Collateral.

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