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Re: Williams had been overrated again.
• Posted by: Tomek   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, October 18, 2001, at 3:34 p.m.
• IP Address: gad.punkt.pl
• In Response to: Re: Williams had been overrated again. (Levente Benedek)

> Than What about James Newton Howard's WATERWORLD, Goldsmith's THE GOST AND
> THE DARKNES, Hans Zimmer's BEYOOND RANGOON, THE HOUSE OF SPIRITS,
> BACKDRAFT, James Horner's ROCKETEER and WILLOW. These musicians had been
> wroten for these films a very good music, maybe too good for the Academy?
> And these works serves the music as well as you sad before. Why do you
> like Williams so much? For STAR WARS, for JAWS or for INDIANA JOENS? I
> dont care, it is your choice. But like I sad days before, when he makes
> music for a new film he always makes a good opening. But I have forgotten
> to say there are some exceptions. JURASIC PARK, THE PATRIOT and STAR WARS.
> These are very good CD's.
P.S.: There is a great composer a truly
> great composer whos name is ENNIO MORRICONE. You should learn this name
> MeloManiac!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I adore John Williams and Ennio Morricone. So what. I don't understand why people taking so much care with all these Oscar-buzz and nominations. You've got right : Waterworld, Backdraft or mentioned by you Willow are absolutely terriic scores, better than some of Williams' ones. But he is a all-time favorite for Academy and that's because he 30 or something nominations. He also writes for Spielberg and all in all for very good or good movies ( not only Spielberg's). You must admit that couple of times he didn't recieved the Award for some spectacular music (Raiders, Born of the Fourth of July or 7 Years in Tibet). The same thing with Morricone: The Mission ( lost to Jazz-movie) or Once Upon a Time in America or Casualties of War haven't been even nominated. The Mission and Once Upon... are in my Top-10 of all-time.Have you ever heard Secrets of Sahara- unbeliveble.The next thing is that films like Waterworld or Willow or The Ghost... weren't too artistic or highly acclaimed- those haven't any chance in run for Oscars.
So the conclusion is the music only counts, forget the Awards.
What do you say about:The Matrix, Seven Years in Tibet, ID4, Dragonheart, Cutthoart Island, Stargate, The Piano, Dracula, Bacdraft, Crimson Tide, The Abyss, Batman, Predator- superb ones but even not nominated.

Cheers
Tomek




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