Thursday Movie Picks - Oscar Edition: Best Original Score/Song
It's another Oscar edition over at Wandering Through The Shelves! This week we're talking about two of my favorite categories. Best Original Score and Best Original Song. I'm throwing my normal "don't reuse movies" rule out for this one because I have some serious favorites here. Let's start with Score, then move on to song
1) Atonement - Dario Marianelli - This is one of the best scores I've ever heard. I loved how he incorporated Briony's typewriter into her theme at the beginning of the film.
2) The Lion King - Hans Zimmer - This is one of my all time favorite animated films and the music is a big part of that. I still listen to songs from this soundtrack fairly often.
3) Star Wars - John Williams - I have to include this iconic score. The excitement that comes from hearing Williams' song boom in before the title crawl is such a feeling.
4) "Falling Slowly" from Once - This is a song that sold me on a film. I hadn't seen Once before its Oscar win, but watching this song preformed at the ceremony that night made me immediately go out and rent it the next day. (lol remember video stores?) This is why I'm such a supporter of the Best Original Song nominees getting to perform their songs at the telecast. Look what we could be missing?
5) "Lose Yourself" from 8 Mile - I think we can all agree this is likely one of the greatest rap songs of all time, right? I loved it so much that when Eminem randomly showed up over a decade later to perform it at the Oscars when he originally skipped out, I just went with it.
6) "My Heart Will Go On" from Titanic - Despite my huge hate-boner for James Cameron, Titanic is a perfect movie and I know it's kind of a thing to clown on this song now, but it's perfect too. It fits the film so well.