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 Posted:   Jan 8, 2014 - 8:53 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

To my knowledge, 'Gravity' was made totally in the UK, CGI 'n all.

True, but an Italian movie entirely made in the US is still an Italian movie... if you see my point. No one calls Tim Burton's Batman a Britflick, not even the BBC.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2014 - 8:55 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

That's why choices like The Social Network, The Hurt Locker, Brokeback Mountain or Michael Clayton are even more frustrating - when you know they come from the professionals...

And back to BAFTA, the music choices could well have been made by its music members. Unless someone around here knows for sure it's otherwise?

 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2014 - 9:01 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)


It´s always the same: it´s the movie that gets nominated - or the big name composer. Regardless of the score´s actual worth.


That's the way it's always been...Williams gets nominated for being John Freakin' Williams, Zimmer gets nominated simply by sheer volume of output, at least one blockbuster success gets nominated (that'd be Gravity this year)...it's very rare that a score for a flop/critically panned movie gets nominated. It took balls for something like, say, James Newton Howard's The Village to get nominated, which was commercially successful but the first of M. Night Shyamalan's movies to get heavily criticized for its absurd plot. Or The Good German, which made a buck ninety-eight at the box office (yes, Thomas Newman is an Oscar darling, but still). But at least four out of each five nominees are either matched up to the Best Picture nominees, or else are simply by composers who get nominated like clockwork every year (Williams, Newman, Zimmer if he's attached to a blockbuster like Inception or Oscar Bait flick like 12 Years A Slave).

 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2014 - 10:00 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

Yes, if the stink of critical disdain hangs over a film (or franchise) the score is unlikely to be recognized no matter its merits. And if the score furthermore accompanies a genre film, forget it! Howard Shore's THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG is absolutely one of the scores of the year for me, but it's getting the same cold shoulder from the Academy and BAFTA that John Williams' STAR WARS prequel scores got.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2014 - 12:14 AM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

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 Posted:   Jan 9, 2014 - 12:21 AM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

To my knowledge, 'Gravity' was made totally in the UK, CGI 'n all.

True, but an Italian movie entirely made in the US is still an Italian movie... if you see my point. No one calls Tim Burton's Batman a Britflick, not even the BBC.


True, still Gravity is different. Mexican director and writers, British producer, British crew, filmed in Britain, but American lead actors and American money. I'm not sure any one nation should have claim to it, which I'm sure would please Cuaron immensely.

 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2014 - 12:27 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)


It´s always the same: it´s the movie that gets nominated - or the big name composer. Regardless of the score´s actual worth.


It's the same for every awards show, the only worth I see in them is getting starting out composers more work, but otherwise it's meaningless. I applaud any composer who'd do a George C. Scott or make a mockery out of such a show and award. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2014 - 12:38 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

True, still Gravity is different. Mexican director and writers, British producer, British crew, filmed in Britain, but American lead actors and American money. I'm not sure any one nation should have claim to it, which I'm sure would please Cuaron immensely.

I hope it does. smile

 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2014 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   oyarsa   (Member)

To my knowledge, 'Gravity' was made totally in the UK, CGI 'n all.

True, but an Italian movie entirely made in the US is still an Italian movie... if you see my point. No one calls Tim Burton's Batman a Britflick, not even the BBC.


True, still Gravity is different. Mexican director and writers, British producer, British crew, filmed in Britain, but American lead actors and American money. I'm not sure any one nation should have claim to it, which I'm sure would please Cuaron immensely.



Well, if we count the people, there were more British (a whole crew) than lead actors (2), so the film can be considered British, American money and all.

wink


As for the scores, I only got to listen to Gravity on the cinema and I liked it very much.

 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2014 - 12:09 PM   
 By:   Juanki   (Member)

The winner is Steven Price for Gravity

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2014 - 1:07 PM   
 By:   ChristianKühn   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 3:04 AM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Excellent choice...well deserved.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 5:02 AM   
 By:   Broughtfan   (Member)

Congrats, Steven. Well done, sir!

 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 5:17 AM   
 By:   Juanki   (Member)

 
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