Angelo Badalamenti, 2013, MovieScore Media
18 tracks, 52:41
It is unfortunate, but war has inspired some of the best films and soundtracks. The sweeping score for “Stalingrad” by Angelo Badalamenti being an excellent example.
Steven Price’s “Gravity” took home the Academy Award for Best Original score. He beat John Williams’s “The Book Thief“, Thomas Newman’s “Saving Mr Banks“, Alexandre Desplat’s “Philomena” and Arcade Fire’s “Her” to the race. Price was seen shaking Williams’ and Newman’s hand, before humbling accepting the award. Earlier this year Price also won Best Action/Adventure/Sci Fi score in the, much less coveted, Synchrotones’ Soundtrack Awards. So, needless to say I’m happy to see him come out on top at the Oscars. The Oscar for Best Original Song went to “Frozen’s” “Let It Go”, by Robert Lopez and Kristin Anderson-Lopez.
You can read Synchrotones’ review of “Gravity” here.
Synchrotones has been taking a little break, but will be back before you can say “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”. Expect reviews of “Stalingrad”, “Pompeii” and “Arn: The Knight Templar” amongst others. In the meantime… good luck to all Oscar nominees. I know who my money is on…
JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT
Patrick Doyle, 2014, Varese Sarabande
24 tracks, 73:12
Patrick Doyle has been very successful at adapting his music to current filmscoring trends, but how will he fare on the all-out modern thriller “Jack Ryan”?
THE LEGEND OF HERCULES
Tuomas Kantelinen, 2014, Lionsgate Record
12 tracks, 58:35
The legend that is “Hercules” comes to the big screen. Tuomas Kantelinen’s score is worth the admission price alone. Or should I say, only Kantelinen’s score is worth the admission price?