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the 2011 movie score guidebook, vol. 3

The high-flying score-recapping continues – volume three of the guidebook is below.  So have at it, and get a good feel for what 2011 had to offer.  And check out volumes one and two to catch up!

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Score by Alberto Iglesias

Score by Harry Escott

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Score by Alexandre Desplat

The Artist
Score by Ludovic Bource

The Adventures of Tintin
Score by John Williams

Score by Cliff Martinez

The Help
Score by Thomas Newman

War Horse
Score by John Williams

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Score by Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe

Score by Cliff Martinez

Score by Patrick Doyle

Score by Danny Elfman

Jane Eyre
Score by Dario Marianelli

The Ides of March
Score by Alexandre Desplat

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Score by Michael Giacchino

the 2011 movie score guidebook, vol. 2

The madness continues – the year-end score wrap-up is just getting started, so here’s another 15 to assist you in your difficult “Who on earth had the best score of 2011?” questions.  Have at it!

The Conspirator
Score by Mark Isham

The Beaver
Score by Marcelo Zarvos

Take Shelter
Score by David Wingo

The Iron Lady
Score by Thomas Newman

Score by Howard Shore

Score by Abel Korzeniowski

Score by Mark Isham

Score by Mychael Danna

Albert Nobbs
Score by Brian Byrne

The Skin I Live In
Score by Alberto Iglesias

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Arthur Christmas
Score by Harry Gregson-Williams

One Day
Score by Rachel Portman

Kung Fu Panda 2
Score by Hans Zimmer and John Powell

A Better Life
Score by Alexandre Desplat

the 2011 movie score guidebook, vol. 1

I’ve decided to keep up some traditions, and this is one of them.  Last year I wrapped up the movie year with a six-volume rundown on the soundtracks of the year.  And here’s your first volume for 2011 – I’ll try to vary it up by release date, pedigree, and quality, depending.

The Adjustment Bureau
Score by Thomas Newman

Score by Hans Zimmer

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Score by Hans Zimmer

The Debt
Score by Thomas Newman

Water for Elephants
Score by James Newton Howard

Green Lantern
Score by James Newton Howard

Score by Philippe Rombi

A Dangerous Method
Score by Howard Shore

We Bought a Zoo
Score by Jon Por Birgisson

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
Score by Marco Beltrami

Score by John Powell

Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Score by Rolfe Kent

Cowboys & Aliens
Score by Harry Gregson-Williams

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Score by Patrick Doyle

Score by Brian Reitzell, Dave Palmer, and Roger Neill

best of 2010: the movie score guidebook, vol. 6

Well it’s time to wrap this thing up – after six volumes of scores of 2010, I shall recap no more when it comes to the music of the past year. With ten more entries below, we have the most inclusive list I could come up with of the good, the bad, and the mediocre.

True Grit
Score by Carter Burwell

The Tourist
Score by James Newton Howard

Animal Kingdom
Score by Antony Partos Widgets

The Fighter
Score by Michael Brook

Score by Clint Eastwood

The Illusionist
Score by Sylvain Chomet Widgets

Waiting for Superman
Score by Christophe Beck Widgets

Rabbit Hole
Score by Anton Sanko Widgets

Score by Carter Burwell Widgets

Casino Jack
Score by Jonathan Goldsmith Widgets

best of 2010: the movie score guidebook, vol. 5

The cavalcade of 2010 recapping continues. Though the pickings are about to get slim in terms of web availability for what’s left of my list, I’m making do! For the four previous volumes go take a gander here. But if you’re all caught up, enjoy the next 15 in this installment!

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Score by David Arnold

Youth in Revolt
Score by John Swihart

The Kids Are All Right
Score by Carter Burwell

The King’s Speech
Score by Alexandre Desplat

Due Date
Score by Christophe Beck

Score by Victor Reyes

Score by Gustavo Santaolalla

Sex and the City 2
Score by Aaron Zigman

The Extra Man
Score by Klaus Badelt

The Girl on the Train
Score by Philippe Sarde

Score by Christophe Beck

Tales from Earthsea
Score by Tamiya Terashima

Knight and Day
Score by John Powell

Get Low
Score by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek

Check back soon (hopefully) for the sixth edition!

best of 2010: the movie score guidebook, vol. 4

The soundtracks keep coming as I wrap up the year’s film scores, be they good, bad, or simply heinous, here on the blog. If it’s the first three volumes you’re after, please feel free to peruse. Otherwise, take a listen to the next 15 in our recap of 2010.

Score by Alexander Lasarenko

The Next Three Days
Score by Danny Elfman

Score by Alan Menken

Score by Bruno Coulais

Nanny McPhee Returns
Score by James Newton Howard

Score by Jon Hopkins

I Am Love
Score by John Adams

For Colored Girls
Score by Aaron Zigman

Fair Game
Score by John Powell

Score by John Rowley

Cop Out
Score by Harold Faltermeyer

127 Hours
Score by A.R. Rahman

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Score by Christophe Beck

Score by Byung Woo-Lee

Black Swan
Score by Clint Mansell

Check back soon for Volume 5!

best of 2010: the move score guidebook, vol. 3

The wrapping up continues for the scores of 2010 (see Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 for more score goodness), my way of congregating all the eligible music for this year’s Oscar category for YOUR perusal! Please enjoy the next 15, and place your thoughts on the category’s race (and your thoughts on the first two volume’s worth of movie music) in the comments section.

The Ghost Writer
Score by Alexandre Desplat

I Love You Phillip Morris
Score by Nick Urata

A Prophet
Score by Alexandre Desplat

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Score by Jacob Groth

The Town
Score by Harry Gregson-Williams and David Buckley

The City of Your Final Destination
Score by Jorge Drexler

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
Score by David Hirschfelder

The Social Network
Score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Never Let Me Go
Score by Rachel Portman

Let Me In
Score by Michael Giacchino

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
Score by Gabriel Yared

Mother and Child
Score by Edward Shearmur

Score by Ilan Eshkeri

Nowhere Boy
Score by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory

Tamara Drewe
Score by Alexandre Desplat

Check back soon for additional musical loveliness with Vol. 4!

best of 2010: the movie score guidebook, vol. 2

The recapping continues as I take a look back at as many of the year’s film scores as I possibly can in an effort to congregate in one spot, all that 2010 had to offer. For the first 15 featured, check out Volume 1 of the guidebook. If you’re all caught up, then read on! (Again, yes, there are some silly, possibly throwaway tracks here, but I wanted to be all-inclusive!)

Score by Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe

Robin Hood
Score by Marc Streitenfeld

Despicable Me
Score by Hans Zimmer, Heitor Pereira, and Pharell Williams

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
Score by Alexandre Desplat

Shrek Forever After
Score by Harry Gregson-Williams

Score by Hans Zimmer

Score by James Newton Howard

Dinner for Schmucks
Score by Theodore Shapiro

Green Zone
Score by John Powell

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Score by Nigel Godrich

Score by Dario Marianelli

Cairo Time
Score by Niall Byrne

Score by Mychael Danna

Eat Pray Love
Score by Dario Marianelli

Red Riding Trilogy
Score by Adrian Johnston, Dickon Hinchcliffe, and Barrington Pheloung

Stay tuned for Volume 3, coming soon!

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!