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 • Posted by: Chus (from Spain)
• Date: Saturday, January 22, 2005, at 7:13 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: ...And what about Cold Mountain?? (Christian Kühn)

I don´t know if I wrote the post correctly. I´m Spanish, and my English must be very bad
First of all, I think John Williams is by far the greatest film music composer of all time. He has demonstrated along many years that he´s simply the best, and if I have the film music as hobby is thanks to him. I didn´t want to criticize JW.
I wanted to say that I think John Williams is very appreciated in the Academy (at least with the nominations), and I feel that if they have any doubt, they´ll choose the Maestro. But it´s not a gift. It´s the consequence of his long and triumphant career.
This year John Williams has wrote two very enjoyable scores (despite "The terminal" has more probabilities, I prefer "The prisoner of Azkaban"), but he has the handicap of their early presentation. Now, the Academy has banned the last scores presented, so I believe that the probabilities of a new nomination to JW have been strongly increased.

Some examples of "gift" nominations:
- Sabrina
- Nixon
- The empire of the Sun

Some examples of Williams´ scores "forgotten" by the Academy:
- Jurassic Park
- Hook
- The phantom menace

I think that, in the end, 42 nominations to JW is correct. However, Williams should have 10 awards instead 5.


P.D.: I didn´t know the Yared´s score for "Could Mountain" was longer than the OST. Thank you for the commentary.

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