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Comments about the soundtrack for Road to Perdition (Thomas Newman)

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Should have won the oscar.
• Posted by: roybatty   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, October 7, 2006, at 10:49 p.m.
• IP Address: bb-87-82-29-186.ukonline.co.uk

Seriously, that this wonderful music lost the academy award to FRIDA is truly a farce! Newman's Road To Perdition is simply one of the very finest-if not THE finest-movie score of the last five or six years or so. I realise that it's hardly the most popular but my praise for it doesn't at all stem from an empty desire to deviate from the mainstream. I genuinely find it to be more soulful and emotive than the bigger/award-winning/best-selling/poll-topping fare that's kicking around at the moment. I find it's blending of traditional orchestral sounds with electronics to be far subtler and more meaningful than in Zimmer's showier Gladiator, while it is generally more original than the derivetive and overrated Lord Of The Rings. I was really disappointed when Newman failed to bag the oscar for this marvel of a soundtrack. I still think that this award going to Frida and the 1999 award going to THE RED VIOLIN!! instead of Amercan Beauty are two of the most unforgivable oscar crimes of all time. Daylight robbery!






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