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 Posted:   Mar 27, 2020 - 12:40 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Winner was Hans Zimmer for THE LION KING

other nominees were:

Thomas Newman for both LITTLE WOMEN and THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

Alan Silvestri for FOREST GUMP

Elliot Goldenthal for INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE


I can't believe James Horner wasn't even nominated for LEGENDS OF THE FALL.

That was the definitely the Best Score for a motion picture that year in my book. What a masterpiece and it works so awesomely in the film.


Couldn't they have shot a nom at Maestro Horner instead of giving 2 to Newman?


I mean really now. Okay, the Zoob will go to bed now and somehow get over it.

Do you think Horner's score for LEGENDS OF THE FALL should have been nominated?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2020 - 1:05 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

A strong year...so probably NO.The others are stronger scores...just my opinion though..
But it is a good score of course.A bit too "schmalz" for me but ok.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2020 - 1:06 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

In retrospect, I'd probably swap LITTLE WOMEN for LEGENDS OF THE FALL, yes, given the latter's iconic status among Horner works. But LITTLE WOMEN is a damn fine score nonetheless. Not a bad apple in the bunch this year.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2020 - 2:46 AM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

He definitely should have been nominated. I'm not a huge fan of Thomas Newman or Goldenthal, so only Zimmer's The Lion King and Silvestri's Forrest Gump are the competition.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2020 - 2:45 PM   
 By:   William R.   (Member)

Interestingly, the Academy saw fit to use the theme from LEGENDS over the "In Memoriam" montage that year.

 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2020 - 7:21 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Legends is a wonderful score, though its a bit monotonous. Looking over films released in 1994 I see quite a few that should've been nominated and won over what was nominated and won.

 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2020 - 7:33 PM   
 By:   Spinmeister   (Member)

The obvious oversights for that year were Philippe Sarde's La Fille de d'Artagnan and Howard Shore's Ed Wood.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2020 - 8:51 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

The obvious oversights for that year were Philippe Sarde's La Fille de d'Artagnan and Howard Shore's Ed Wood.

Yes. Incredible scores!

 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2020 - 9:21 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

Goldsmith's nifty THE SHADOW was my favorite of that year - but I know I'll get rotten vegetables tossed at me for admitting that!

 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2020 - 9:27 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

Here's an alternative potential Oscars nomination list:

Black Beauty - Elfman
Ed Wood - Shore
The Hudsucker Proxy - Burwell (had it been a nominee, it probably would have won for the Khachaturian - ha!)
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Doyle
Maverick - R. Newman
The Pagemaster - Horner
The Shadow - Goldsmith
Three Colors trilogy - Preisner

 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2020 - 9:36 PM   
 By:   Spinmeister   (Member)

Here's an alternative potential Oscars nomination list: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Doyle

That would be my "less obvious" choice. I actually didn't care for it much way back then, but it eventually won me over.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2020 - 10:36 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Here's an alternative potential Oscars nomination list:

Black Beauty - Elfman
Ed Wood - Shore
The Hudsucker Proxy - Burwell (had it been a nominee, it probably would have won for the Khachaturian - ha!)
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Doyle
Maverick - R. Newman
The Pagemaster - Horner
The Shadow - Goldsmith
Three Colors trilogy - Preisner


Did John Williams not do a score that year? Seems impossible.

Amazing but true. John Williams has no IMDB listings for a score in 1994.

What was he doing that year?

Was it the ONE year in his life he actually took off work and relaxed from film scoring?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2020 - 1:24 AM   
 By:   governor   (Member)



Did John Williams not do a score that year? Seems impossible.

Amazing but true. John Williams has no IMDB listings for a score in 1994.

What was he doing that year?

Was it the ONE year in his life he actually took off work and relaxed from film scoring?


A little break from film scoring yes.

1994 was nonetheless the year he premiered his cello concerto at Tanglewood and worked on his Satellite Celebration (Song for World Peace), plus the usual concerts with the BPO.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2020 - 5:57 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Williams has had several 'film scoring breaks' in his career. He had a 3-year break between 2005 and 2008, for example, and then again from 2008 to 2011. And nothing in 2014.

But also earlier in his career, namely 1985.

 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2020 - 6:13 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Williams has had several 'film scoring breaks' in his career. He had a 3-year break between 2005 and 2008, for example, and then again from 2008 to 2011. And nothing in 2014.

But also earlier in his career, namely 1985.


Technically, he did write the theme to Amazing Stories and scores to the two episodes Spielberg directed in '85.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2020 - 6:21 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Yes, but that's not FILM.

One could also make a case for 1971, since his work on FIDDLER ON THE ROOF was adaptation, strictly speaking. But still, it's a film he worked on, so I count that.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2020 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

Yes, but that's not FILM.

One could also make a case for 1971, since his work on FIDDLER ON THE ROOF was adaptation, strictly speaking. But still, it's a film he worked on, so I count that.


Williams worked on Amazing Stories in the early spring of 1985, then in the summer.
Part of the answer on why he did not score a feature film that year is the dense schedule of the Boston Pops, celebrating its centenial that year. The tuba Concerto premiered also in 1985 and was a commission coming from the Pops.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2020 - 8:52 AM   
 By:   KeV-McG   (Member)

Also, 1985 was the year Spielberg made The Colour Purple, which would have usually had a John Williams score, but the producers went with Georges Delerue instead.

 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2020 - 7:13 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

The obvious oversights for that year were Philippe Sarde's La Fille de d'Artagnan and Howard Shore's Ed Wood.

Both of those were better scores than LEGENDS OF THE FALL and all the nominees except LITTLE WOMEN, which was bar none the Best Score of the Year. In my opinion, of course.

 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2020 - 7:27 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

Also, 1985 was the year Spielberg made The Colour Purple, which would have usually had a John Williams score, but the producers went with Georges Delerue instead.

Yes, The Color Purple was certainly the best score of 1967.

 
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