Listen to Duffy’s ‘Smoke Without Fire’ from ‘An Education’

Posted by · 1:44 pm · December 16th, 2009

Earlier today we featured “You’ve Got Me Wrapped Around Your Little Finger,” Beth Rowley’s original song contender from “An Education.” Now we’d like to bring a second track from the film to your attention: “Smoke Without Fire” from Welsh sensation Duffy. This is a potent little ditty but it is the first cue on the […]

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TECH SUPPORT: Best Original Song

Posted by · 3:18 pm · December 10th, 2009

Over the last five months, Gerard has diligently canvassed and re-canvassed the various crafts categories here at In Contention.  The one category we have held back on all this time, as contenders have slowly fallen into place, was Best Original Song.  Today, it’s time to dig into the field. This has turned into something of […]

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‘An Education’ for Best Original Song?

Posted by · 4:34 pm · October 20th, 2009

This morning I highlighted a few areas where the “An Education” team might want to angle for nominations beyond the slam-dunk that is the Carey Mulligan Express. What I forgot to suggest is that the film could theoretically put itself in the hunt for Best Original Song. You could be forgiven for thinking that the […]

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Do we finally have a Bond singer?

Posted by · 2:58 am · July 18th, 2008

The Independent says we do… and it’s Duffy. I wrote last week about the seemingly endless parade of names that had been tipped to sing the theme for “Quantum of Solace,” which had most recently stopped at Alicia Keys. Now a “reliable mole” at Pinewood Studios says the 22 year-old Welsh soul revivalist is “almost […]

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