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• Posted by Admiral Hull
• Date: Monday, July 17, 2006, at 2:40 p.m.
• IP Address: dialup-4.255.227.210.Dial1.Atlanta1.Level3.net
• In Response to: Re: A prediction. (Michael Arlidge)


> I hope you are right about Lady in the Water. Not only is JNH long
> overdue for an Oscar, but the score on its own merits is very good, at
> least from what I hear in the sound clips. As his nomination for The
> Village
confirmed, the voters seem to be able to look beyond the
> quality of the film when considering their nominations.

> Superman Returns and POTC2 won't be nominated, because both
> rely on thematic elements from previous scores. The Academy has a rule
> about the use of pre-existing music (namely, in this instance, the
> adaptation of themes from previous scores) in the Original Score nominees,
> so there is no chance of either being nominated. Besides, do you really
> think POTC2 deserves a nomination?

That's why I said it would be funny if Dead Man's Chest gets a nomination. How old is this rule about the use of pre-existing themes and materials? I know that The Prisoner of Azkaban was nominated for an Oscar, and it's a sequel (and thus uses the themes of the first Harry Potter movie).


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