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Comments about the soundtrack for The Mummy Returns (Alan Silvestri)

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Re: I don't know if ANY sequel score would've been nominated ever...
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• Posted by: Vestard   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, January 16, 2003, at 12:28 p.m.
• IP Address: lvl-mac223.usc.edu
• In Response to: The Mummy Returns should have been nominated f... (TMY)

...because the academy blindly hates sequels and anything that's related with them.

> but do you think TMR should have at least been nominated for the oscar?

Yes I do. It was one of the most breathtaking scores in recent history of filmmusic with absolutely unforgettable themes, large scale dissonant and splendid action cues and a great choral stuff. Not even mentioning it's gorgeous orchestrations and music production. I liked it much better than Goldsmith's "The Mummy" because TMR had way better themes and it wasn't that old-fashioned as Goldsmith's score.

> i know the film is quite crap. imean its okay but the score works
> fantastically well.

You're wrong about the film. The film was better than it's prequel. It had more fun, more romance, more human conflicts...

> in my opinion, its effectiveness can match that of howard shore as well.

Almost. I think that Shore's LotR was (and is) the best filmscore ever written. I give it six stars outta five, hehe.

> oh well, just a thought

It's OK.

> anyway, for this year. i have a strong feeling the John Williams will once
> again be nominated, but he will not walk away with the winners title (as
> usual.
howard shore stands a good chance because i think the two
> towers is better than the first.
road to perdition is cool as well.

My top5:

1. The Two Towers (Shore)
2. The Four Feathers (Horner)
3. The Time Machine (Badelt)
4. Signs (Howard)
5. Road to Perdition (T.Newman)

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