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What Is The Best Film Score Of 2011

Best film score of 2011  

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  1. 1. What is the best film score of 2011 among this list?

    • War Horse (John Williams)
    • The Rum Diary (Christopher Young)
    • Drive (Cliff Martinez)
    • The Adventures of Tintin (John Williams)
    • Super 8 (Michael Giacchino)
    • Hanna (The Chemical Brothers)

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What is according to you, the best film score of 2011 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!


Note : That year the Oscar went to...


The Artist Ludovic Bource
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My favourite score of 2011 is JANE EYRE (Dario Marianelli) -- his best score to date, IMO.


Of the poll options, it's a fairly close race between DRIVE and WAR HORSE, but ultimately I'll pick WAR HORSE of those.

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As wonderful and refined and perhaps "objectively better" (if there is such a thing) War Horse is - Tintin is the closest we've come to a JW pirate score, and that puts it in the top spot for me.

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3 hours ago, May the Force be with You said:
  • On Stranger Tides

Meh, I'm not much of a fan of this one. For me, it's the weakest PotC score ever. And the OST is truly awful, with just a few suites and a lot of remixed versions of them. Thank goodness the bootlegs exist ;) 

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Tintin is one of Williams' masterpieces - a score so ambitious, so overflowing with themes, at such extraordinary tempi and nimbleness, such complexity. For sheer virtuoso technical accomplishment, very scores of the past decade match it - certainly not at this scale. Williams just totally went all out for this one.


War Horse is absolutely amazing too - though a little bit fractured into sections.

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