‘Wild Things,’ ‘Crazy Heart’ ineligible for score Oscar

Posted by · 12:43 pm · January 4th, 2010

Steve Pond reports that Karen O and Carter Burwell’s wonderful, Golden Globe-nominated score for “Where the Wild Things Are” has been disqualified for Best Original Score by the Academy’s music branch. T-Bone Burnett and Stephen Bruton’s “Crazy Heart” score, which has taken several critics’ prizes, will not compete either. It’s hardly a surprise, given that […]

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10/16 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:44 am · October 16th, 2009

• Nathaniel Rogers weighs in on Christopher Plummer’s upcoming whirlwind campaigns. [The Film Experience] • John Hiscock sits down with 2009’s “it” girl, Carey Mulligan. [Daily Telegraph] • Enter a contest to design the actual one-sheet for Lars Von Trier’s “Antichrist.” [CHUD]

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Behind the scenes of the ‘Wild Things’ soundtrack

Posted by · 8:06 am · October 2nd, 2009

(Courtesy: The Playlist)

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10/1 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:13 am · October 1st, 2009

• “Up in the Air” gets a December release date to avoid Clooney vs. Clooney at the November box office. [Variety] • Karen O channels Daniel Johnston for “Wild Things” soundtrack. [The Playlist] • Steve Pond on the forthcoming Oscar short deadline. [The Wrap]

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Wearing the ‘Wild Things’

Posted by · 1:12 am · September 29th, 2009

The roll-call of hipster names affiliated with Spike Jonze’s take on “Where the Wild Things Are” is beginning to border on the obnoxious. (I say that with nothing but love and anticipation.) But if Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O was going to be involved, it only makes sense that she should bring her stylist […]

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New tune contenders from ‘2012,’ ‘Wild Things’ — what else?

Posted by · 11:10 am · August 24th, 2009

Boy, the “Where the Wild Things Are” items are coming fast and furious this morning.  I didn’t plan it this way, I swear. Anyway, generally around late August I begin to start compiling a list of the original song contenders.  It’s generally the last category that begins to fall into place after all, so it’s […]

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Sheer cool overload

Posted by · 4:13 am · July 20th, 2008

Sorry for another music-related post, but this is surely too awesome to actually be true. Word is out that Jarvis Cocker is writing music for Wes Anderson’s upcoming adaptation of Roald Dahl’s “Fantastic Mr Fox.” The former Pulp frontman, responsible for pretty much the greatest, wittiest, most perceptive and socially on-the-button song of the 90’s, […]

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