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Comments about the soundtrack for Memoirs of a Geisha (John Williams)

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Re: The One that has to win an Academy Award
• Posted by: Mastersword006   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2005, at 7:32 p.m.
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• In Response to: The One that has to win an Academy Award (wb)

> This is Williams as I most adore him: lyrical, melancholy, and using a
> tonal palette that is so rich and amazing. If this score (which I have
> heard in an advance screening of the film (and Williams supplies the
> emotional drive)does not win the Academy Award this year, there is
> something wrong with the music branch (perhaps professional envy). In a
> word, Mr. Williams has put aside musical bombast and created a work of art
> that stands apart from the film.

The fact that John Williams has written so many great scores and has only won four oscars for his scores is almost unfair. Depending on the score for Munich, you can bet Geisha will be the frontrunner for best original score (especially with a weak score year).

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