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 Posted:   Mar 29, 2020 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   Juanki   (Member)

Good choices that year!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2020 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

Perhaps if Little Women wasn't nominated and Legends of the Fall was Thomas Newman would have won for his richly deserving score for The Shawshank Redemption.

IMO these Awards are kind of silly. .. Going back to my favorite year in film music, 1960, I don't believe that Psycho was even nominated...granted a strong year for movie music but....

 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2020 - 11:31 AM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

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IMO these Awards are kind of silly. .. Going back to my favorite year in film music, 1960, I don't believe that Psycho was even nominated...granted a strong year for movie music but....



Whatever the year, whatever the award, whatever the planet or the universe... you simply CANNOT ignore a score like "Psycho"!
(Leave out "The Alamo" - and I'm a Tiomkin fan - or "Elmer Gantry", I don't know... OK, not "Magnificent 7" or "Spartacus", that would also be a criminal act.)

As for 1994, I can't believe nobody mentioned "Wyatt Earp" yet! Now, if that score were nominated instead of TLK it would have been a killer list - one of the very few cases where I would be perfectly fine with any score of the five winning!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2020 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

...

IMO these Awards are kind of silly. .. Going back to my favorite year in film music, 1960, I don't believe that Psycho was even nominated...granted a strong year for movie music but....



Whatever the year, whatever the award, whatever the planet or the universe... you simply CANNOT ignore a score like "Psycho"!
(Leave out "The Alamo" - and I'm a Tiomkin fan - or "Elmer Gantry", I don't know... OK, not "Magnificent 7" or "Spartacus", that would also be a criminal act.)

As for 1994, I can't believe nobody mentioned "Wyatt Earp" yet! Now, if that score were nominated instead of TLK it would have been a killer list - one of the very few cases where I would be perfectly fine with any score of the five winning!



As I thought Psycho was not nominated. Besides Evodus, The Alamo, Spartacus and Magnificent 7 Andre Previn's score for Elmer Gantry made the cut. If it was up to me Either replace the Previn...which is pretty good with Psycho or give Herrmann a special award for scaring the living daylights of all movie goes Igor all time.

I had no problem with Exodus winning or if Tiomkin's magnum opus won but my favorite that year and for all time is Spartacus.

I had no idea that Wyatt Earp was also up to be considered for 1994. I have no idea what original music Hans Zimmer brought to The Lion King but I consider Wyatt Earp to be James Newton Howard's greatest achievement. So 1994 was a pretty good year as well.

In any case all of us can go on about the nominations and ultimate winners and disagree till the end of time. I can only state which scores I enjoyed the most...

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2020 - 4:22 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

I think Zimmer's win for LION KING may have had to do with the voters thinking of the "songs" more as the music than of the score. Like why Alan Menken won so many for his Disney stuff. They probably loved "Can you feel the Love Tonight" and said "Oh what a great song!" That Hans Zimmer sure did a beautiful song! Let's give him an Oscar.

I may be wrong, but I wouldn't have given Zimmer's "Score" the Oscar.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2020 - 4:26 PM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

I think Zimmer's win for LION KING may have had to do with the voters thinking of the "songs" more as the music than of the score. Like why Alan Menken won so many for his Disney stuff. They probably loved "Can you feel the Love Tonight" and said "Oh what a great song!" That Hans Zimmer sure did a beautiful song! Let's give him an Oscar.

I may be wrong, but I wouldn't have given Zimmer's "Score" the Oscar.


Agree! Any of the mentioned scores are worthy of a nomination and/ or win. But that's the way of the Oscars.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2020 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

At least "The Lion King" has a score. Has anybody watched Alan Parker's "Fame" lately? It won an Oscar for Best Original Score, and there isn't a single scoring cue to be found in the entire film (except for one scene with "jamming session" music, which I'm guessing was original music, but it also has vocals so I'm not even sure if that counts).

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2020 - 5:31 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

At least "The Lion King" has a score. Has anybody watched Alan Parker's "Fame" lately? It won an Oscar for Best Original Score, and there isn't a single scoring cue to be found in the entire film (except for one scene with "jamming session" music, which I'm guessing was original music, but it also has vocals so I'm not even sure if that counts).

I agree, it was wrong. It's category would have definitely been Best "Song Score" not Original score.

All those times Menken won too, he should have been in a "Song Score" Category.

It was so unfair to all the Original "Score" composers that were always up against him and "he" was in the wrong category. Not by his fault of course. The Academy just never really figured out how to do it fairly I believe. Balls to them.

They changed the names of their categories from time to time but it was always pretty messed up.

I liked it when Leonard Rosenman kept winning year after year for Best Adaptation Score for stuff like BARRY LYNDON and BOUND FOR GLORY and one year he got up there and said "Hey Guys, you know I do write "Original" Scores too!" That was funny.

In the J.J. Universe I'm sure he won Best Score for BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES and in the J.J. Universe/ Altaverse deservedly so. I do love that score. He wasn't monkeying around so to speak.

 
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