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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

Shame
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

Contagion
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

Drive
Score by Cliff Martinez

Thor
Score by Patrick Doyle

Restless
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

Hugo
Score by Howard Shore

W.E.
Score by Abel Korzeniowski

Warrior
Score by Mark Isham

Moneyball
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

Rango
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

Potiche
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

Rio
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

Beginners
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
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The Fighter
Score by Michael Brook
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Hereafter
Score by Clint Eastwood
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The Illusionist
Score by Sylvain Chomet
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Waiting for Superman
Score by Christophe Beck
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Rabbit Hole
Score by Anton Sanko
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Howl
Score by Carter Burwell
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Casino Jack
Score by Jonathan Goldsmith
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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

Buried
Score by Victor Reyes


Biutiful
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

Red
Score by Christophe Beck


Tales from Earthsea
Score by Tamiya Terashima


Knight and Day
Score by John Powell
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Get Low
Score by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
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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.

Cropsey
Score by Alexander Lasarenko


The Next Three Days
Score by Danny Elfman


Tangled
Score by Alan Menken


Oceans
Score by Bruno Coulais


Nanny McPhee Returns
Score by James Newton Howard

Monsters
Score by Jon Hopkins


I Am Love
Score by John Adams


For Colored Girls
Score by Aaron Zigman


Fair Game
Score by John Powell

Defendor
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

Mother
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


Centurion
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!