best of 2010: the movie score guidebook, vol. 1

The end of the year is fast approaching, and as the perhaps more-scrutinized categories are locking up in their nomination possibilities, one of my personal favorite Oscar categories (though I infrequently agree with their final nominee choices) is Best Original Score. In an effort to organize your (okay, I’m mostly doing this for me, let’s be honest) predictions for this illustrious music category come Oscar season, here’s your guide to 2010 in original scores. (Note: Some score contenders haven’t been released, hence their omission; also, I’ve included just about everything you can think of here, hence some of the silly entries – you never know!)


Alice in Wonderland
Score by Danny Elfman


The Crazies
Score by Mark Isham


How to Train Your Dragon
Score by John Powell


The Wolfman
Score by Danny Elfman


Kick-Ass
Score by John Murphy



Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Score by Craig Armstrong


Iron Man 2
Score by John Debney


Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Score by Harry Gregson-Williams


Clash of the Titans
Score by Ramin Djawadi


Splice
Score by Cyrille Aufort



The American
Score by Herbert Gronemeyer


The Karate Kid
Score by James Horner


Toy Story 3
Score by Randy Newman


Secretariat
Score by Nick Glennie-Smith


Babies
Score by Bruno Coulais


Check back soon for Volume 2 of the guidebook!
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4 responses to “best of 2010: the movie score guidebook, vol. 1”

  1. Simon says :

    Calm down, me boy. There's still two months.But, yes, Splice had one of the most underappreciated scores of the year.

  2. Robert says :

    Luke you're awesome! Hahaha. Thanks for posting this. I look forward to listening to the ones I haven't heard yet – but How to Train Your Dragon FTW!

  3. Dan says :

    Good stuff. I also agree about Splice. I did like Danny Elfman's Alice in Wonderland score but he does get criticised for re-working his old scores. It works for me though.

  4. Castor says :

    Really cool idea for a post. My computer has a bit of a hard time loading the soundtracks because there is so many pictures loading 😦

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