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John Williams has been nominated for an Oscar again

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Son of the Suns, Feb 13, 2001.

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  1. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    He did get more praise for AA. It was nominated for an Oscar!
     
  2. jamesdrax

    jamesdrax Jedi Master star 6

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    It didn't show the British as Nazis, watch it again.

    It showed one particular guy as a Nazi kind of guy.
     
  3. yes

    yes Jedi Youngling star 1

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    From that first post, I thought I saw John Williams nominated for TPM, and NATALIE Portman noted for Chocolat !!
     
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    yes Jedi Youngling star 1

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    From that first post, At first I thought I saw John Williams nominated for TPM, and NATALIE Portman noted for Chocolat !! Heheheheh......Goes to show that you've been following that Amidala/Leia thread for too long in that other board
     
  5. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I have to agree with jamesdrax. Tavington was the only British character portrayed as truly evil. The rest were just fighting the war.
     
  6. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    As most of you know by now, John Williams' score to The Patriot lost to Tan Dun's score for 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'. I was actually surprised that the Oscar went to Dun, because everyone said that Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard's 'Gladiator' score was a lock. For a list of all the Oscar winners, go here:
    http://www.oscar.com/oscarnight/winners/winners.html


    Another interesting JW-related part of the Oscars was when Wiliams collaborators Itzhak Perlman (violin soloist for 'Schindler's List') and Yo Yo Ma (cello soloist for 'Seven Years in Tibet') performed excerpts from the five nominated scores. It was a beautiful performance, and a surprising one, since it's rare that the academy gives the same attention to performances of scores as they do with performances of songs.
     
  7. DarthHomer

    DarthHomer Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    TPM should of won the Oscar. What the hell is The Red Violin? Yeah, I'm sure that was better than Duel of the Fates :)
     
  8. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It had to be nominated first. Williams *was* nominated that year for Angela's Ashes, which was also a great score.
     
  9. jamesdrax

    jamesdrax Jedi Master star 6

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    I actually thought that the score to "Angela's Ashes" was **better** than TPM.

    No offence.

    :D
     
  10. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I loved the score to Angela's Ashes, but The Phantom Menace is still my favorite JW score of '99.
     
  11. DarthHomer

    DarthHomer Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yeah, but can you stage a mock duel to the music from Angela's Ashes?
    Nah, thought not :)
     
  12. jamesdrax

    jamesdrax Jedi Master star 6

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    No, but I rather like emotional scores than action scores, which there was not much in TPM other than Anakin leaving his mother, so "Angela's Ashes" had more impact on my senses.

    :p
     
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