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

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

Score by Cyrille Aufort

The American
Score by Herbert Gronemeyer

The Karate Kid
Score by James Horner

Toy Story 3
Score by Randy Newman

Score by Nick Glennie-Smith

Score by Bruno Coulais

Check back soon for Volume 2 of the guidebook!

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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