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Comments about the soundtrack for The Social Network (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross)
Academy Gone Wrong?

Trevor
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Academy Gone Wrong?   Friday, March 4, 2011 (9:16 a.m.) 

Can someone please tell me how this score beat out Zimmer, Powell, and Desplat? Especially Powell's score. What is going on here? How did Gustavo Santaolalla's thirteen minutes of atmospheric score beat both John Williams's phenomenal scores?
I honestly have no idea. Can someone give me some incite?


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Trevor
Re: Academy Gone Wrong?   Friday, March 4, 2011 (10:35 a.m.) 

> Can someone please tell me how this score beat out Zimmer, Powell, and
> Desplat? Especially Powell's score. What is going on here? How did Gustavo
> Santaolalla's thirteen minutes of atmospheric score beat both John
> Williams's phenomenal scores?
> I honestly have no idea. Can someone give me some incite?

because the Academy do not give the actual quality of the music much thought...The Academy Awards mean nothing in terms of determining how good a score actually is. It's not just recently either - this started in 1940 when Max Steiner lost the Oscar for Gone with the Wind...



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Trevor
Re: Academy Gone Wrong?   Tuesday, July 19, 2011 (2:18 p.m.) 

> Can someone please tell me how this score beat out Zimmer, Powell, and
> Desplat? Especially Powell's score. What is going on here? How did Gustavo
> Santaolalla's thirteen minutes of atmospheric score beat both John
> Williams's phenomenal scores?
> I honestly have no idea. Can someone give me some incite?

I've been one of the stronger supporters of TSN score since day 1. But i'll be totally honest: Zimmer and Powell didn't seserve the Oscar, Desplat deserved it. But it's just that the Academy has always been searching something extravagant to award in this category. So even if we spend a few more months on a meaningless debate whether TSN deserved the Oscar or "Frisbee", it's better to go with it and move on.

What worries me about the ranking on this site is that most of the users and some admins are willing to "crucify" decent artists when they are not on their best form, but on the other hand they discover some mediocre composers and they turn them to gods...



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