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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Listen to Paul McCartney’s ‘(I Want to) Come Home’ from ‘Everybody’s Fine’

Posted by · 8:34 am · November 19th, 2009

Paul McCartney was in the thick of the Best Original Song race back in 2001 for his title track from Cameron Crowe’s “Vanilla Sky.” Unfortunately, the film was a pale reflection of Alejandro Amenabar’s “Abre Los Ojos” and didn’t register with voters enough to push that truly great song far enough.  Not that I’m arguing […]

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Andrea Bocelli, Paul McCartney join the race for Best Original Song

Posted by · 8:19 am · November 5th, 2009

Catching up with Robert Zemeckis’s “A Christmas Carol” last night (which I absolutely adored), I noticed the film featured a tune called “God Bless Us Everyone” by Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.  Might we have a new contender for Best Original Song? Each of Zemeckis’s prior performance-capture efforts included original songs — Josh Groban’s “Believe” from […]

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Patterson Hood’s ‘Depression Era’ from ‘That Evening Sun’

Posted by · 12:18 pm · October 17th, 2009

I just finished Scott Teems’s “That Evening Sun,” which, much like Tom Ford’s “A Single Man,” is an impressive feature debut that nevertheless has some developmental issues that prevent a powerful narrative of catharsis from being as affecting as it could have been. There is, however, a fantastic original song in the film from Patterson […]

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