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What Is The Best Film Score Of 2008


Best film score of 2008  

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  1. 1. What is the best film score of 2008 among this list?

    • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Alexandre Desplat)
    • Burn After Reading (Carter Burwell)
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    • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (John Williams)
    • The Happening (James Newton Howard)
    • WALL·E (Thomas Newman)
    • Inkheart (Javier Navarrete)
    • Slumdog Millionaire (A. R. Rahman)
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What is according to you, the best film score of 2008 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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My favorite score from 2008 is a surprise choice, WANTED by Danny Elfman.  One of the rare gems from the lowest point of his career.  It's fantastic from start to end!

 

Other favorite scores from 2008 not on your poll

 

LOST Season 4 by Michael Giacchino

Cloverfield by Michael Giacchino

Speed Racer by Michael Giacchino

Quantum of Solace by David Arnold

Ponyo by Joe Hisaishi

Hancock by John Powell

Bolt by John Powell

Horton Hears a Who by John Powell

Kung Fu Panda by Powell & Zimmer

 

I've heard great things about Fool's Gold by George Fenton too, keep meaning to check that one out

 

From your poll choices, Indy 4 of course - it's great!

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From the list, The Happening. As much as I do enjoy KotCS, it's not as consistent quality-wise as the former, and actually, for me JNH's underscore material is way more interestig than JW's.

 

Hancock would also be up there.

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Another "meh" year, with some decent scores (Crystal Skull WALL-E, Hancock, etc), but again, nothing outstanding.

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Anyone else think that, score-wise, the 2000s decade started better than it ended? Several great scores in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, etc., but not so much in 2008, 2009, 2010.

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2 hours ago, Jay said:

My favorite score from 2008 is a surprise choice, WANTED by Danny Elfman.  One of the rare gems from the lowest point of his career.  It's fantastic from start to end!


Interesting. that’s one I’ve never warmed to, even as an Elfmaniac - except for the rock song


Voted Indy 4 from the options, but I do enjoy other scores from that year a lot, including Speed Racer.

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1 hour ago, Edmilson said:

Anyone else think that, score-wise, the 2000s decade started better than it ended?

 

Obviously, because there was one important difference: Goldsmith was still alive at the beginning of the decade.

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11 minutes ago, Marian Schedenig said:

Obviously, because there was one important difference: Goldsmith was still alive at the beginning of the decade.

Yeah, and also Williams was more active at the beginning than at the end. There wasn't a single Williams score in 2006, 07, 09 and 10, and he was sorely missed.

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My favourite of 2008 is THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS (James Horner), which also happens to be my alltime favourite Horner. But Elfman's STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE is one of his best in the new millennium, and a relatively close second.

 

I'm not a particular fan of any of the ones listed in the poll, so I won't vote in this one.

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49 minutes ago, May the Force be with You said:

JNH's Defiance should have won

Fixed.

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For this one, I must admit I have a crush from WALL·E (Thomas Newman).

 

But I need to listen to The Happening (James Newton Howard) before voting... We'll see...

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