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What Is The Best Film Score Of 2005


Best film score of 2005  

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  1. 1. What is the best film score of 2005 among this list?

    • Memoirs of a Geisha (John Williams)
    • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Julian Nott)
    • King Kong (James Newton Howard)
    • A History of Violence (Howard Shore)
    • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Patrick Doyle)
    • Brokeback Mountain (Gustavo Santaolalla)
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    • Howl's Moving Castle (Hauru no ugoku shiro) (Joe Hisaishi and Youmi Kimura)


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What is according to you, the best film score of 2005 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

 

Let’s discuss these choices made by Critics!

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Why not include Revenge of the Sith. War of the Worlds, and Munich on the poll?

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Too obvious choices, I want something a bit different here.

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Other 2005 scores that might be someone here's favorite from 2005 include

 

Legend of Zorro (Horner)

The New World (Horner)
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (Powell)
Robots (Powell)
Narnia 1 (Gregson-Williams)

Kingdom of Heaven (Gregson-Williams)

Sky High (Giacchino)

Family Stone (Giacchino)

Cinderella Man (Newman)
Jarhead (Newman)

Red Eye (Beltrami)

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (Beltrami)

Batman Begins (Zimmer)

The Weather Man (Zimmer)

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My favorite score of 2005 is certainly Giacchino's work on LOST seasons 1 and 2

 

Restricted to films only, probably Revenge of the Sith

 

Restricted to what you put on the poll, Memoirs of a Geisha

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2005 best scores:

  1. Revenge of the Sith
  2. Memoirs of a Geisha
  3. Munich
  4. War of the Worlds
  5. King Kong
  6. Flightplan by James Horner
  7. The Island by Steve Jablonsky (just for the track "My Name is Lincoln" I guess)
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44 minutes ago, Brundlefly said:

And Memoirs is not? What you call "different" is in fact just a manipulative poll.

 

This list features the "Winner Scores" made by three well-known "Critics" organizations...

 

These polls are made to challenge their choices, which are sometimes a bit different than the usual "BIG" awards, like the Oscars and the Grammys...

 

And well, the goal is to speak about Film music :-)

 

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Yep, 2000 to about 2006 was an excellent era for JNH fans. We had:

  • The three Disney scores (Dinosaur, Atlantis, Treasure Planet)
  • Unbreakable
  • Signs
  • The Emperor's Club
  • Peter Pan
  • Hidalgo
  • The Village
  • King Kong
  • Lady in the Water
  • Blood Diamond
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3 minutes ago, GerateWohl said:

From the ones listed I've got a crush in Howl's Moving Castle. Wonderful music and a larger than life main theme.

 

 

Haven't heard it. Any good?

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19 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:
23 minutes ago, GerateWohl said:

From the ones listed I've got a crush in Howl's Moving Castle. Wonderful music and a larger than life main theme.

 

 

Haven't heard it. Any good?

 

Good question. Have you heard it?

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32 minutes ago, Jay said:

Every single one of Joe Hisaishi's scores to Hayao Miyazaki's films are just terrific.  Howl's Moving Castle is no exception

 

 

 

I didn't know there's an animated version of Mortal Engines.

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Geisha, but my 2nd choice would be King Kong for sure.

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On 7/18/2021 at 4:58 PM, Bespin said:

This list features the "Winner Scores" made by three well-known "Critics" organizations...

Sorry, I didn't get that.

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Geisha suffered for me from two issues. First, the two main themes reminded me of other Williams themes, (Chairman's Waltz shares that significant key change with abandoned in the woods from A.I. and Saruyi's Theme to a side theme from Seven Years in Tibet), secondly, even though Geisha played in Japan and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in China I found both scores comparable in their way of adaptation of traditional asian music elements in a european classical orchestra scores. And in that comparison for me Tan Dun's score wins (which really doesn't happen often with a Williams score in competition).

Anyway, Geisha grew in me with time an I like it much more now. The Cello suite helped there a lot.

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6 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

Really?

Really. Both Mask and Legend are 5 star scores. 

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Legend of Zorro being compared against Mask of Zorro has nothing to do with Legend of Zorro compared against the other scores of 2005

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2 minutes ago, Jay said:

Legend of Zorro being compared against Mask of Zorro has nothing to do with Legend of Zorro compared against the other scores of 2005

 

We know.

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We could only choose one. I like all of the scores in the poll to one degree or another, including HOWL'S.

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34 minutes ago, SilverTrumpet said:

More of you need to listen to Howl's. 

 

Memoirs and Howl's are my favorites from that list

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OK so 2005 was a pretty good year... I decided to be the only person (so far, at least) to vote for Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Man I love this score. Julian Nott is a national treasure and in any sane world he'd be scoring movies all over. However, I could happily vote for any of the others on the list, except Brokeback Mountain which is the guitar equivalent of Spock's harp playing in Star Trek V (before he learns to play Row, Row, Row Your Boat).

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  • 2 weeks later...
On 7/21/2021 at 2:50 PM, Tom Guernsey said:

Julian Nott is a national treasure and in any sane world he'd be scoring movies all over.

 

I'm not overly familiar with his career. What else than W&G and Peppa Pig has he done?

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59 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

 

I'm not overly familiar with his career. What else than W&G and Peppa Pig has he done?

In fairness the only other scores I have by him are one of the 53492394 versions of A Christmas Carol, but it's a charming effort and a score to A Man of No Importance which, having thought about it, I don't remember, but will have to give another listen to. But his W&G scores are terrific. A shame there's not a nice 45 minute album of highlights from the shorts.

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The music heard in this video at the designated timestamp (up until the 12:30 mark) is by Julian Nott, written, I think, as a sort of demo reel for his work or as stock music (it was not composed speficially for this particular video). I really wish I could find it somewhere, it's terrific stuff:

 

 

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35 minutes ago, Romão said:

The music heard in this video at the designated timestamp (up until the 12:30 mark) is by Julian Nott, written, I think, as a sort of demo reel for his work or as stock music (it was not composed speficially for this particular video). I really wish I could find it somewhere, it's terrific stuff:

 

 

This is fantastic.

Has he done any concert work?

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  • 3 weeks later...

Currently discovering A history of violence, by Howard Shore.

 

Dark, strong, with a great orchestration, I sense it will be a grower!

 

:lovethis:

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12 hours ago, Bespin said:

Currently discovering A history of violence, by Howard Shore.

 

Dark, strong, with a great orchestration, I sense it will be a grower!

 

:lovethis:

Probably, it's because Viggo Mortensen plays in that movie. But it is Shore's Cronenberg Soundtrack that reminds me the most of Lord of the Rings. Especially, in the action parts.

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