WEEKLY WRAP: Rudin bails, Brolin buzz, original scores

Posted by · 8:00 pm · October 10th, 2008

And this, as they say, is the week that was:

In the biggest news of the week, Scott Rudin has washed his hands of the whole “The Reader” fiasco by taking his name off the film. What now?

Lots happening on the music front this week, with Universal offering a taste of the scores for “Changeling” and “Frost/Nixon,” while elsewhere, the surprisingly rich score for “W.” was revealed.

Carrying on the musical theme, we nabbed an interview with “Appaloosa” composer Jeff Beal.

This week’s Off the Carpet column contemplated the marked social currency of this year’s contenders.

Following its NYFF screening, “Changeling” got a rough ride from the blogosphere.

Josh Brolin has been all over the place this week, speaking out about that Shreveport incident, while his “W.” performance gathers positive buzz. Meanwhile, rumor has it that he’s down for “Jonah Hex.”

EW looks to revisit history (i.e. gloat over the Academy’s mistakes) with its Oscar revote.

A look at the sometimes troubled relationship between Hollywood and Philip Roth.

Continuing Tech Support’s preview of the crafts categories, this week was the costume designers’ turn.

And finally, is Alfred Hitchcock overrated? Join the debate here.

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