Desplat, Zimmer, Burwell lead World Soundtrack nominees

Posted by · 4:52 pm · August 9th, 2010

The World Soundtrack Awards aren’t quite as authoritative as their lofty names implies — established in 2001 to accompany the annual Ghent Film Festival in Belgium, they are voted upon by an educational organization of film composers dubbing themselves the World Soundtrack Academy. Given their European origins, it’s interesting how much their awards overlap with […]

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Desplat wins Composer of the Year award

Posted by · 6:02 pm · October 19th, 2009

You’d be hard pressed to disagree that Alexandre Desplat is pretty much at the top of the game in contemporary film scoring. In addition to his genius (“Birth” looks likely to remain my favorite score of the decade), his prolificity is awe-inspiring. This year alone sees the Frenchman’s name on seven features, running the gamut […]

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Had to share

Posted by · 5:45 pm · August 21st, 2008

I don’t know if this has popped up elsewhere before, but reading through the nominees for the upcoming World Soundtrack Awards at /Film (which include “WALL-E”‘s first nod of the year), I totally fell in love with this shot of “There Will Be Blood” composer Jonny Greenwood melded with a scene from the flick.  Check […]

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