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What Is The Best Film Score Of 2012


Best film score of 2012  

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  1. 1. What is the best film score of 2012 among this list?

    • Life of Pi (Mychael Danna)
    • Lincoln (John Williams)
    • Ted (Walter Murphy)
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    • Skyfall (Thomas Newman)
    • Rise of the Guardians (Alexandre Desplat)
    • John Carter (Michael Giacchino)
    • Beasts of the Southern Wild (Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin)
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What is according to you, the best film score of 2012 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...
 

 
Life of Pi Mychael Danna
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In terms of listening experience, the best was Lincoln. But the score that worked better with the movie that year was Life of Pi. Well deserved Oscar for Danna.

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For 2012, my own pick is firmly in line with the "consensus". It's Danna's LIFE OF PI all the way.

 

But there were other good ones: DANS LA MAISON, MANIAC, BRAVE, KATMANDU, TALE OF A FOREST, PUSHER, UNMEI NO HITO, THE LITTLE WIZARD, PROMETHEUS, 30 COULEUR, 90 MINUTTER, LINCOLN, THE IMPOSSIBLE, ISABEL, SALMON FISHING IN YEMEN, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, PROMISED LAND, DARK SHADOWS, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, SPRING BREAKERS, SUMMER IN FEBRUARY, A LATE QUARTET, BAZTAN, 30 I FEBRUARI, BIANCANIEVES, PEOPLE LIKE US....just to mention some.

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2 hours ago, Marian Schedenig said:

I admit I haven't heard the Danna. But Lincoln is an excellent Williams score, one of his most luxurious.

 

Do you listen to it ensconced in velvet?

 

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I picked John Carter.

 

 Lincoln is the best music of the bunch.

 

 But I retain my belief it is not a great score. The score does not make its presence felt in the movie at all. 
 

If you just watched the movie, you might not come away thinking it has a great score. A good score, but not great. On album, Lincoln’s music is masterpiece level.

 

 John Carter is a magnificent score. It is Gia’s chance to write a big old fashioned balls out thematic score and he delivers in spades.

 

His score is also brilliant IN THE FILM.

 

 

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Voted Lincoln, which I think is fine.  Kind of a By Default vote though.  I don’t know if I really know any other scores from 2012 very well.  Maybe when Jay gets in here with his list it will spark my memory!

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Lincoln is by far the best but those other scores are really nice too:

  • John Carter
  • Skyfall
  • The Avengers
  • The Impossible
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • MIB3
  • Jack Reacher
  • Battleship
  • Django Unchained (although it's just on pre-existing materials)
  • Dark Shadows
  • The Hobbit 1
  • Brave
  • Zero Dark Thirty (although it's mainly just work in the movie)
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4 hours ago, mstrox said:

Voted Lincoln, which I think is fine.  Kind of a By Default vote though.  I don’t know if I really know any other scores from 2012 very well.  Maybe when Jay gets in here with his list it will spark my memory!

 

I just listed a bunch of great 2012 scores a few posts up.

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53 minutes ago, Thor said:

 

I just listed a bunch of great 2012 scores a few posts up.

Yeah, but I hadn’t heard most of em and haven’t even heard of many of the movies!  I do like Lincoln better than Elfman’s offerings on your list, at least.  But Hobbit AUJ seems like tops for me.

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An Unexpected Journey may not be my favorite score from that year, but it surely has my favorite cue from 2012:

 

 

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