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Comments about the soundtrack for Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (John Williams)

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Re: Oscar Eligibility?
• Posted by: Matt
• Date: Saturday, November 30, 2002, at 9:47 p.m.
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• In Response to: Oscar Eligibility? (JnB)

> I've been checking some of the Oscar Preview webistes, and not one even
> mentions AOTC as close to a nomination because (to quote one webmaster),
> "it relies heavily on previous work." I personally disagree, but
> I wanted to know your thoughts and, if anyone knows, if it is in fact
> eligible for an Oscar.

I don't know if it is eligible or not, but the argument that it relies heavily on previous works doesn't cut it. We all know that Williams has used his original material rather sparingly for Episode I and II...both The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi used the original Star Wars music MUCH MUCH more, and they were both nominated for Oscars, though neither won. Both Indiana Jones sequels were nominated as well, I think.

But in either case, I personally don't think the score for Episode II is Oscar-quality. It's certainly good action music, but it doesn't have that beginning-to-end operatic feel to it of the original three.

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Oscar Eligibility?  (3216 views)
       JnB - Wednesday, November 27, 2002, at 1:53 p.m.
    •    Re: Oscar Eligibility?  (3173 views)
         Mark - Wednesday, January 15, 2003, at 10:38 p.m.
    •      Re: Oscar Eligibility?  (3099 views)    We're Here
         Matt - Saturday, November 30, 2002, at 9:47 p.m.
      •    Oscar Eligibility?  (3097 views)
           Matt Newman - Tuesday, December 3, 2002, at 3:34 a.m.

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