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Comments about the soundtrack for Slumdog Millionaire (A.R. Rahman)
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About the score...   Sunday, February 1, 2009 (8:36 p.m.) 
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The song "Jai-Ho" was pretty damn catchy, but the score is really irritating and not very Oscar worthy. If the film wasn't so hyped (I loved it anyways), then the score would have no chance in hell of being nominated. But that's all the academy awards is all about, isn't it? Hype and more hype. I'd rather anyone but Slumdog Millionaire win, thank you very much, although a sinking feeling festers in my gut each passing day... I mean, don't get me wrong, parts of the score really impressed me, but the sum of the whole doesn't quite compare to it's fellow nominees.

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Re: About the score...   Thursday, February 26, 2009 (5:30 p.m.) 

The thing that angered me most about this year's Academy Awards was the non-deserving awards that Slumdog had won. ORIGINAL score being one of them. There are 2-3 tracks that are original and are a bit catchy, but lightyears from being Oscar worthy. Newman's Wall-E was better than this and of course I had Newton-Howard's Defiance winning this.

The Oscars don't look at quality anymore it seems, just as previously stated; the hype of a movie is vital. This soundtrack goes nowhere and I still consider it a compilation album, nothing more! HUGE disappointment at the Oscars this year...

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Re: About the score...   Tuesday, March 10, 2009 (9:59 p.m.) 
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I thought Wall-E should have won too. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ties with Wall-E, with Defiance as a runner-up and Milk a close third. Slumdog places a distant fourth. Sadly, I'm thinking that composers like Thomas Newman, James Newton Howard, and Danny Elfman will never be rewarded, due to the Academy Award's irritating, frivolous attitude with giving away the Oscars to which is more popular, not better. (I liked Slumdog, but it's not really "Oscar material"... I'd have prefered it to be a hidden gem). It's what given people like Gustavo Santoalla and A.R. Rahman undeserved trophies, and next year I predict it will happen again.

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