Best Cinematic Score, Oscars 2003?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Boplicity, Mar 16, 2003.

  1. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    These soundtracks have been nominated for an Oscar in 2003.

    "Catch Me If You Can" by John Williams

    "Far From Heaven" by Elmer Bernstein

    "The Hours" by Phillip Glass

    "The Road to Perdition" by Thomas Newman

    "Frida" by Elliot Goldenthal

    The only movie I did not see in this group is "Far From Heaven" so I cannot speak for that score, but I saw the others and liked the score for "Frida" the best.

    That said, Williams has been nominated an astounding 45 times and won 5 Oscars. Bernstein has been nominated an equally impressive forty times, but never won. Maybe the Academy will choose him for that reason alone. Glass's score for "The Hours" started out well, but I soon grew tired of the constant piano arpeggios and hated the movie.

    My guess is that Bernstein will win for "Far From Heaven."

    OK, moviegoers, which score did you enjoy and which one do you think will win?
  2. John Williams' scores haven't stood out in awhile, but Philip Glass continues to try new things (just listen to how different "The Hours" is from "Koyaanisqatsi"), so I hope he wins the Oscar. But that being said, I'm going to guess William's wins. I actually thought Howard Shore's score for "Gangs of New York" was really memorable, so I don't know why it didn't get nominamted.