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Director and Composer => James Newton Howard => Topic started by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 22, 2008, 09:47:53 AM

Title: Academy Award Nominations
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 22, 2008, 09:47:53 AM
Oh, oh, I was just on IMDB and came across the Academy Award nominations, are these for real.  If so James Newton Howard was nominated for his score for Michael Clayton.  Just thought you people might want to know.
Title: Re: Academy Award Nominations
Post by: Lifeordeath1 on January 22, 2008, 12:01:33 PM
Good Job for him!  I knew that score was amazing!
Title: Re: Academy Award Nominations
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 22, 2008, 06:43:47 PM
I actually haven't listened to it.  I have a lits of probably 50 soundtracks that I want and am just a little slow getting through them.
Title: Re: Academy Award Nominations
Post by: Lifeordeath1 on January 22, 2008, 08:22:19 PM
Ive been wanting to get it!  I saw the movie twice in the theater, from what I remember, the soundtrack was amazing!
Title: Re: Academy Award Nominations
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 23, 2008, 09:26:13 AM
That's cool, then I need to check it out, I'll see if I can get it from the library.
Title: Re: Academy Award Nominations
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on January 24, 2008, 08:18:05 PM
Michael Clayton is a really interesting score from James. It's party of his moody, atmospheric, synth driven scores of recent past.

It could seem quite normal, and mundane, but as a part of the film it's perfect.

I can see why it was nominated.

Congrats James!!
Title: Re: Academy Award Nominations
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 25, 2008, 06:26:06 PM
That's sounds interesting.  I'm so used to James Newton Howard doing orchestral scores it would be interesting to hear him do a synth driven score.
Title: Re: Academy Award Nominations
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on January 25, 2008, 06:58:50 PM
Freedomland
The Lookout
Michael Clayton
The Interpreter
Collateral
Dreamcatcher

Those are some JNH scores that come to mind that are primarily non-orchestra driven. Of course most of them use the orchestra for stuff, but feature other instruments or synths are the primary textures.
Title: Re: Academy Award Nominations
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 27, 2008, 03:25:44 PM
Yea, I recongnize some of those, some of them are recent.