Next summer? You do mean summer 2011, right? And why so late? When's the deadline for nominations?
Okay, enough questions. I would like to nominate "The Battle/Origins" from Wonder Woman, by Christopher Drake.
In my review of the album, I wrote:
The opening track, “The Battle/Origins” represents the first nine minutes of the movie and is best the album has to offer. As the Amazons battle the evil forces of the god Ares, the score tells the story. There’s excitement, and sadness, and the introduction of the theme for Hippolyta, which truly befits a warrior queen. The end of the track is about hope and new beginnings, and it closes with the first statement of Diana’s (Wonder Woman’s) theme as the heroine is magically born.
Pretty much everyone here knows what a champion I am of this album. I invite you to listen to this track and hear for yourself. There's a 90-second sample at iTunes, which gives you the Amazon's theme and the thick of the battle.
The deck is stacked against this score and track, even in the SST awards. It isn't famous. It isn't moody and minimalist. It's from a movie that was released to video, in lowly 2-D. But it's epic. It does what great music is supposed to do in movies: tell the story and conveys the emotions of a scene in a dimension all its own. And that's why I nominate it.
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Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:08 am Post subject:
Next summer? You do mean summer 2011, right?
Yep it is summer 2011
And why so late?
This is done because the Staff members has a lot to do in this period, so for us it is better to do it in the summer, also late additions early this year that are actually soundtracks of 2010 can have a change to be nominated as well
I'd like to nominate Test Drive by John Powell, from the How To Train Your Dragon soundtrack. _________________ Music is not just made of sounds. It is also made of silence.
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Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:05 pm Post subject:
Great nomination Ghostkeeper! _________________ "The piano keys
Are black and white
But they sound like a million colours in your mind"
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Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:13 am Post subject:
I nominate "The Execution Ballet" from The Tudors; Season 4 and "Flow Like Water" from The Last Airbender _________________ The right song can turn an emperor into a laughing stock, can bring down dynasties. A song can last long after the events and people in it are dust and dreams are gone.
"Alice's Theme" - Alice in Wonderland
"Cop Out" - Cop Out
"Forbidden Friendship" - How To Train Your Dragon
"Coming Back Around" - How To Train Your Dragon
"Time" - Inception
"To Glory" - Invincible
"From Master To Student To Master" - The Karate Kid
"Honor" - The Pacific
"Fate Has Smiled Upon Us" - Robin Hood
"Disc Wars" - TRON: Legacy
"River Crossing" - True Grit _________________ "You have been chosen to represent Earth in Mortal Kombat. Be warned. Although your souls are protected from Shao Kahn's evil: your lives are not. I cannot interfere any longer as your Earth is now ruled by the Outworld gods."
"Godric's Hollow Graveyard" - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 _________________ Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die tomorrow. - James Dean
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Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:48 pm Post subject:
I second the "Flow like Water" - The Last Airbender. It had beautiful layering of descending strings and brass.
"Bull Run" - Knight and Day
Really enjoyed the flamenco guitars, rhythms, brass and fast changes of pace in this track.
"Wolf Suite Part 1" - The Wolfman
Liked the balance between the heavy gothic overtones, chorus, and gypsy influenced strings.
"Dream is Collapsing" - Inception
"Time" - Inception
Loved the guitars and electronic soundscape of this score and track.
"Apocalypse (Theme from the Plan)" - Battlestar Galactice: The Plan and Razor
The otherwordly vocals were quite memorable.
"The Ghost Writer" - The Ghost Writer
"The Truth About Ruth" - The Ghost Writer
The woodwinds and driving ostinatos created this sense of paranoia and mystery that fit the film perfectly.
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Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:30 am Post subject:
"End Of Line" by Daft Punk,from Tron:Legacy,
"TRON Legacy (End Titles)" also by Daft Punk and also from Tron:Legacy,
"This Must Be The Place" by Craig Armstrong,from Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,
"Wyjazd Z Polski" by Michal Lorenc,from Rozyczka
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Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:55 pm Post subject:
The best track of 2010 for me is "TEST DRIVE" by John Powell from How to Train your Dragon
Others from the same album are: "Forbidden Friendship", "This is Berk" or "Romantic Flight"
-"Time" & "Dream is Collapsing" by Hans Zimmer from "Inception".
-"the Blue Spirit" & "Flow like Water" by James Newton Howard for Airbender.
-"Alice's Theme" by Danny Elfman for "Alice in Wonderland":
-"There is a God in you" & "Scorpiox" by Ramin Djawadi from !Clash of the Titans"
-"the Boy was Right" by David Hirschffelder from "Ga'Hoole: Legend of the Guardians".
-"the Oblivation" by Alexandre Desplat from "Harry Potter 7"
-"From Master to Student to Master" by James Horner from "Karate Kid"
-"Stars and Tights" by Hans Zimmer & Lorne Balfe from "Megamind"
-"Forest Cathedral" by Trevor Morris from "The Pillars of the Earth".
-"the Prince of Persia" by Harry Gregson-Williams from "the Prince of Persia"
-"the Sorcerer's Apprentice" by Trevor Rabin from "the Sorcerer's Apprentice"
-"Kingdom Dance" and " I See the Light" by Alan Menken from "Tangled"
-"Cowboy!", "So Long" and "To the Dump" by Randy Newman from "Toy Story 3"
-"Adagio for TRON" & "Flynn Lives" by Daft Punk from "TRON: Legacy"
2010 have been one of the most amazing Soundtrack years of the last years.!!!!
I would like to nominate "A Howling Wilderness / The Death Of Jane Seymour" from The Tudors: Season 3.
It's wonderful the way Trevor Morris incorporates the main theme of The Tudors at the very end of this cue.
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Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:58 am Post subject:
I am nominating both Test Drive, and Coming Back Around from Dragon. There aren't too many songs that can put me into a state of pure joy and happiness as these songs do.
And also The Dream is Collapsing from Inception.
These are pretty much the only songs that really stuck out for me that I heard this year.
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