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• Posted by Christian Kühn
• Date: Sunday, January 23, 2005, at 2:47 a.m.
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• In Response to: About "gifts" (Chus (from Spain))

> I don´t know if I wrote the post correctly. I´m Spanish, and my English must > be very bad

Not at all, not at all, and you know better about grammar and punctuation than some native English-speakers around here!

> 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.

I think there's some truth in this, yes.

> 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.

He would have been nominated in any case.

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

Empire of the Sun was richly deserved, my favorite Williams score of the 80s.

> Some examples of Williams´ scores "forgotten" by the Academy:
> - Jurassic Park - Hook - The Phantom Menace

Quite true.

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

That is also true. In my lists Williams would have won seven times: Star Wars, Superman, The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Empire of the Sun, Schindler's List. Maybe a song here and there, too.



> 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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