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Comments about the soundtrack for Far From Heaven (Elmer Bernstein)

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Re: Golden Globes tragedy
• Posted by: Luis L.
• Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2003, at 12:49 p.m.
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• In Response to: Golden Globes tragedy (Michael Arlidge)

> It is a sad day when someone like Elliot Goldenthal wins a Golden Globe
> Award in preference to Elmer Bernstein. It is a pity that Goldenthal's
> talents (if he has any) as a composer do not extend to his ability to
> function as a human being on this planet. Elmer Bernstein on the other
> hand is both an imcomparable composer and a genuinely wonderful human
> being. The Golden Globe belonged to Elmer Bernstein and the failure of the
> Hollywood Foreign Press Association in realising this is an insult to
> their own integrity and that of the award itself.

> On a lighter note Elmer Bernstein still has an opportunity to win the
> Academy Award in March and we all have the opportunity to show Elliot
> Goldenthal that he is not worthy of mention in the same breath as Elmer
> Bernstein.

I admit that Elmer Bernstein should have won the Golden Globe. I am not bothered by the fact that Elliot Goldnthal is a Golden Globe winner For Best Score, but what does bother me is that he won for the wrong score. Of all the good scores he has written (Interview With the Vampire, Batman Forever, Heat, Titus, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within), I can't believe that his score for Frida would be the one to bring him a Golden Globe or Oscar. This year's Golden Globes and Oscars are pretty screwed up.

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