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Title: Best Original Music
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 18, 2006, 02:11:15 AM
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Best Original Music: BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (Gustavo Santaolalla)

THE NOMINEES

Brokeback Mountain
King Kong
Me and You and Everyone We Know
Munich
The New World
Title: Re: Best Original Music
Post by: Gamblour. on April 18, 2006, 11:26:36 AM
Pfft, somber guitar music. It's just what you expect. The New World's music is some of the most incredible music in years, both Horner's original score and the use of Wagner.
Title: Re: Best Original Music
Post by: life_boy on April 18, 2006, 12:09:50 PM
The New World's music is some of the most incredible music in years, both Horner's original score and the use of Wagner.

Really?  I thought the score was the least developed technical aspect of the film and seemed like yet another cookie-cutter Horner score.  It had its moments but overall, I didn't find it to be anything special.  On the other hand, the scores from 2005 that I really enjoyed (Syriana, Grizzly Man, 2046) were not nominated.  I voted Brokeback Mountain by default because it seemed like the best of the group.  On second thought, maybe King Kong was the better of the 5.
Title: Re: Best Original Music
Post by: godardian on April 18, 2006, 03:53:34 PM
No matter how "expected" his score might have been, Santaolalla was wise enough to know that in music, the slide guitar makes about the saddest, "achiest" sound this side of the cello. It's an ache you couldn't put into words. It wasn't merely going for some kind of impressiveness, but exactly suited to the film, really adding another dimension, and exactly the right one (maybe "suited" a way of saying "expected" or "predictable" but with an opposite bias?). Anyway, that slide guitar won my vote.
Title: Re: Best Original Music
Post by: modage on April 18, 2006, 10:08:55 PM
this was the only category i voted for Brokeback Mountain and i think it deserved to win.  it was the best part of the film.  and unless its an incredibly memorable theme i'm usually drawn to simpler instrumental scores rather than full-on orchestral stuff. 
Title: Re: Best Original Music
Post by: JG on April 19, 2006, 11:08:24 AM
I forgot to nominate Grizzly Man.  That one was goood.  Didn't care too much for the brokeback score. 
Title: Re: Best Original Music
Post by: private witt on January 29, 2009, 03:59:32 AM
Pfft, somber guitar music. It's just what you expect. The New World's music is some of the most incredible music in years, both Horner's original score and the use of Wagner.

I'm really surprised that the piece of music that bookends TNW hasn't been used as trailer music for the last two years like that Moby piece for 'Heat'.  Suppose I should be glad about that.