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2015 Memo to the Oscar Music Branch - The Maestros Awaken
Posted By: Cary Wong 12/20/2015 - 9:00 PM

As we all tend to our Star Wars: The Force Awakens hangovers and enjoy the rest of the holiday season, the Music Branch of the Academy is (hopefully) taking a serious look at the scores of the 2015 to select the five most worthy of an Oscar nomination. In the December issue of FSMO, I provide an analysis of this race and lay out th

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2014 Memo to the Academy Music Branch
Posted By: Cary Wong 12/23/2014 - 3:00 PM

Is this the year of Alexandre Desplat’s first Oscar win? Read my full analysis of the Oscar score and song conversation for 2014 in the magazine. In the meantime, here are my predictions and recommendations:
Best Original Score

Most Likely
Alexandre Desplat—The Imitation Game
Alexandre Des

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Memo to the Oscar Music Branch
Posted By: Cary Wong 12/24/2013 - 1:00 AM

Every year, I write a memo to the Music Branch of the Academy to highlight scores that I think have the best chance to get a nomination, and to suggest other scores that are flying below the radar. To read my in-depth analysis of the music categories, check out this month’s column in FSM Online. But here is a listing of my score predictions and suggestions for the film year 2013:

Most Likely

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2012 Memo to the Academy Music Branch
Posted By: Cary Wong 12/24/2012 - 2:00 AM

Here are the breakdowns from Cary Wong’s annual Memo to the Music Branch of the Academy from the current issue of Film Score Monthly Online, including his predictions and suggestions in the categories of Best Score and Song. Last Year, Cary was 4 for 5 in the “Most Likely to Be Nominated” category, with the fifth candidate

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Final 2005 Wrap-Up
Posted By: Cary Wong 2/1/2006 - 9:00 PM

Final 2005 Wrap-Up

By Cary Wong

Now that the Oscar nominees have been announced and the year in movies is about to conclude, I figured I would do one last look back at 2005.

Oscar thoughts

Nominated Composers: three foreign borns (previous nominations - combined: 0) and 2 John Williams (previous nominations of Mr. Williams: 31)

Thomas Newman breaks his th

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Ballet Review: Raise the Red Lantern
Posted By: Cary Wong 12/4/2005 - 9:00 PM

Ballet Review: Raise the Red Lantern

By Cary Wong

For those of you who have enjoyed reading articles in Film Score Monthly magazine, click here to sign up and experience even more of them in FSM Online!

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Philip Glass Concert Review
Posted By: Cary Wong 11/20/2005 - 9:00 PM

Philip Glass Concert Review

By Cary Wong

Orion: The Concert ****


Brooklyn Academy of Music

October 6, 2005

In Greek mythology, Orion was a mighty hunter who boasted he was the ruler of all animals on earth. In the constellations, his belt is the most visible and recognizable from both the northern and southern hemisp
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Memo to the Music Branch of the Academy 2005
Posted By: Cary Wong 11/13/2005 - 9:00 PM

Memo to the Music Branch of the Academy 2005

By Cary Wong
It's never too early for the music branch to start weeding out the good scores from the bad in preparation for this year's Oscar nominations. Like last year, there's no clear front-runner, but there are many high profile, year-end scores that may either lead the pack or burst in flames (Alexander, anyone?). However, enough s
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CD Review: The Little Prince Opera
Posted By: Cary Wong 10/30/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Review: The Little Prince Opera

The Little Prince (Opera) *** 1/2


Sony Classical 5187492

Disc One: 15 tracks - 55:12    Disc Two: 14 tracks - 45:17

DVD: Sony Classical SVD 58846

Oscar-winner Rachel Portman takes a break from film music and tries her hand at opera. The changeover is not a
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CD Reviews: Raging Bull and Kung Fu Hustle
Posted By: Stephen Armstrong , Cary Wong 9/20/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews: Raging Bull and Kung Fu Hustle

Raging Bull (1980/2005) ***



37 tracks - 2:05:06

MGM released a deluxe DVD edition of Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull late in 2004 to mark the famous boxing picture's 25th anniversary. And now, in the middle of 2005, Cap
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