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 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 7:16 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

The Oscar nominee and winners for best score.
I starred who I would have given the award to.

1980: Fame – Michael Gore
Altered States – John Corigliano
The Elephant Man – John Morris
The Empire Strikes Back – John Williams *
Tess – Philippe Sarde

1981: Chariots of Fire – Vangelis
Dragonslayer – Alex North *
On Golden Pond – Dave Grusin
Ragtime – Randy Newman
Raiders of the Lost Ark – John Williams

1982 Original Score: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – John Williams
Gandhi – Ravi Shankar; George Fenton
An Officer and a Gentleman – Jack Nitzsche
Poltergeist – Jerry Goldsmith *
Sophie's Choice – Marvin Hamlisch
Original Song Score and Adaptation Score: Victor Victoria – Song Score by Henry Mancini, Leslie Bricusse Adaptation Score by Henry Mancini
Annie – Adaptation Score by Ralph Burns
One from the Heart – Song Score by Tom Waits

1983 -Original Score: The Right Stuff – Bill Conti
Cross Creek – Leonard Rosenman
Return of the Jedi – John Williams
Terms of Endearment – Michael Gore
Under Fire – Jerry Goldsmith *
Original Song Score or Adaptation Score: Yentl – Song Score by Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman
The Sting II – Adaptation Score by Lalo Schifrin
Trading Places – Adaptation Score by Elmer Bernstein

1984 - Original Score: A Passage to India – Maurice Jarre
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – John Williams *
The Natural – Randy Newman
The River – John Williams
Under the Volcano – Alex North
Original Song Score: Purple Rain – Prince
The Muppets Take Manhattan – Jeff Moss
Songwriter – Kris Kristofferson
Best Original Score

1985: Out of Africa – John Barry
Agnes of God – Georges Delerue
The Color Purple – Quincy Jones; Jeremy Lubbock; Rod Temperton; Caiphus Semenya; Andraé Crouch; Chris Boardman; Jorge Calandrelli; Joel Rosenbaum; Fred Steiner;Jack Hayes; Jerry Hey; Randy Kerber
Silverado – Bruce Broughton *
Witness – Maurice Jarre

1986: Round Midnight – Herbie Hancock
Aliens – James Horner
Hoosiers – Jerry Goldsmith *
The Mission – Ennio Morricone *
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home – Leonard Rosenman

1987: The Last Emperor – Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Cong Su
Cry Freedom – George Fenton; Jonas Gwangwa
Empire of the Sun – John Williams *
The Untouchables – Ennio Morricone
The Witches of Eastwick – John Williams

1988: The Milagro Beanfield War – Dave Grusin
The Accidental Tourist – John Williams *
Dangerous Liaisons – George Fenton
Gorillas in the Mist – Maurice Jarre
Rain Man – Hans Zimmer

1989: The Little Mermaid – Alan Menken
Born on the Fourth of July – John Williams
The Fabulous Baker Boys – Dave Grusin
Field of Dreams – James Horner
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – John Williams *

 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

My choices, given the nominees. For 1980, I have no opinion whatsoever.

1981 Chariots Of Fire
1982 Poltergeist
1983 Under Fire
1984 Purple Rain
1985 Witness
1986 The Mission
1987 The Untouchables
1988 Rain Man
1989 Field Of Dreams

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 7:42 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

My choices, given the nominees. For 1980, I have no opinion whatsoever.

1981 Chariots Of Fire
1982 Poltergeist
1983 Under Fire
1984 Purple Rain
1985 Witness
1986 The Mission
1987 The Untouchables
1988 Rain Man
1989 Field Of Dreams


Excellent choices FB, pretty close to mine too.

 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Interesting that you don't agree with any of the Academy's winners for that decade. Personally, I think the winners selected for the years '81, '82, '84, '85 and '87 were the right choice.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 8:10 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Interesting that you don't agree with any of the Academy's winners for that decade. Personally, I think the winners selected for the years '81, '82, '84, '85 and '87 were the right choice.


I can see where you are coming from on most of those, but I do not think Chariots of Fire or Last Emperor were best scores. They are good scores, I own Chariots. But to me there were better scores. In many of these cases 'prestige' pictures won. The Academy loves a Chariots of Fire or Passage to India picture postcard kind of movie, or at least they did at that time. I actually did not realize I disagreed so much until I made the list. On some of them like ET or out of Africa I understand why the won, they hit the right emotional buttons. There is little question that ET is much easier to 'digest' for most people compared to Poltergeist, and likewise Out of Africa. It also helped that ET was one of the most successful pictures ever made. People would disagree I am sure, but often the decisions in one category are connected to a lot of other perceptions about the film, the stars, the director, the themes of the picture.

 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 8:16 AM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

No love for "The Natural"?

I think it's Randy's career best.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 8:27 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

No love for "The Natural"?

I think it's Randy's career best.


It absolutely has merit.

 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

Out of the nominees:

1980: Altered States – John Corigliano
1981: Dragonslayer – Alex North *
1982 Poltergeist – Jerry Goldsmith *
Original Song Score and Adaptation Score: Victor Victoria – Song Score by Henry Mancini, Leslie Bricusse
1983 - Under Fire – Jerry Goldsmith *
Original Song Score or Adaptation Score: Yentl – Song Score by Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman
1984 - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – John Williams *
1985: Silverado – Bruce Broughton *
1986: The Mission – Ennio Morricone *
1987: The Untouchables – Ennio Morricone
1988: Dangerous Liaisons – George Fenton
1989: Born on the Fourth of July – John Williams

As usual, the Academy's final winners mostly sucked.

 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 8:46 AM   
 By:   The Beach Bum   (Member)

1980: Tess – Philippe Sarde

1981: Raiders of the Lost Ark – John Williams

1982: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – John Williams

1983: Return of the Jedi – John Williams

1984 - Original Score: A Passage to India – Maurice Jarre

1985: Agnes of God – Georges Delerue

1986: The Mission – Ennio Morricone

1987: The Witches Of Eastwick - John Williams

1988: Dangerous Liaisons – George Fenton

1989: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – John Williams

 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 9:34 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

The Oscar should have gone to:


1980: The Empire Strikes Back – John Williams
1981: Dragonslayer – Alex North
1982: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – John Williams
1983: Cross Creek – Leonard Rosenman
1984: The Natural – Randy Newman
1985: Out of Africa – John Barry
1986: The Mission – Ennio Morricone or Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home – Leonard Rosenman
1987: The Witches of Eastwick – John Williams
1988: The Accidental Tourist – John Williams *
1989: The Little Mermaid – Alan Menken

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

And the Oscar goes to .....

1980: Altered States (John Corigliano)
1981: Raiders of the Lost Ark (John Williams)
1982: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (John Williams)
1983: Under Fire (Jerry Goldsmith)
1984: Under The Volcano (Alex North)
1985: Silverado (Bruce Broughton)
1986: The Mission (Ennio Morricone)
1987: Witches Of Eastwick (John Williams)
1988: Dangerous Liaisons (George Fenton)
1989: Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (John Williams)

However, my own personal Oscars for those years would look like this:

1980: Dressed To Kill (Pino Donaggio)
1981: Butterfly (Ennio Morricone)
1982: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (John Williams)
1983: Careful He Might Hear You (Ray Cook)
1984: Country (Charles Gross)
1985: Return To Oz (David Shire)
1986: The Mission (Ennio Morricone)
1987: Suspect (Michael Kamen)
1988: Dead Ringers (Howard Shore)
1989: Casualties Of War (Ennio Morricone)

 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 1:09 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)


Had I been a voter:

1980: Altered States
1981: Raiders of the Lost Ark
1982: Poltergeist/One from the Heart
1983: The Right Stuff/Yentl
1984: A Passage to India/Purple Rain
1985: Silverado
1986: The Mission
1987: The Untouchables
1988: The Accidental Tourist
1989: Field of Dreams

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 2:26 PM   
 By:   ChristianKühn   (Member)

Copying in style from the Cat above:

And the Oscar goes to .....

1980: The Empire Strikes Back (John Williams)
1981: Raiders of the Lost Ark (John Williams)
1982: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (John Williams)
1983: Under Fire (Jerry Goldsmith)
1984: The Natural (Randy Newman)
1985: Silverado (Bruce Broughton)
1986: The Mission (Ennio Morricone)
1987: The Untouchables (Ennio Morricone)
1988: Dangerous Liaisons (George Fenton)
1989: Born on the Fourth of July (John Williams)

With the exception of 1988 and 1989, when I would've nominated and awarded Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (Alan Silvestri) and Glory (James Horner), respectively,, the nominated scores included my personal picks for the 1980s. My actual nominations would've looked a lot different, however:

1980
Altered States (John Corigliano)
The Elephant Man (John Morris)
The Empire Strikes Back (John Williams)
The Final Countdown (John Scott)
Somewhere in Time (John Barry)

1981
The Final Conflict (Jerry Goldsmith)
Heavy Metal (Elmer Bernstein)
Quest for Fire (Philippe Sarde)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (John Williams)
True Confessions (Georges Delerue)

1982
Conan the Barbarian (Basil Poledouris)
E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial (John Williams)
Les Misérables (Michel Magne)
Poltergeist (Jerry Goldsmith)
Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan (James Horner)

1983
Cross Creek (Leonard Rosenman)
Krull (James Horner)
Return of the Jedi (John Williams)
The Right Stuff (Bill Conti)
Under Fire (Jerry Goldsmith)

1984
Nineteen Eighty-Four - The Music of Oceania (Dominic Muldowney)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (John Williams)
The Natural (Randy Newman)
Nausicaä from the Valley of the Wind (Joe Hisaishi)
Once Upon a Time in America (Ennio Morricone)

1985
Agnes of God (Georges Delerue)
Lifeforce (Henry Mancini)
Out of Africa (John Barry)
Revolution (John Corigliano)
Silverado (Bruce Broughton)

1986
Hoosiers (Jerry Goldsmith)
King Kong Lives (John Scott)
Laputa - Castle in the Sky (Joe Hisaishi)
Little Shop of Horrors (Alan Menken/Howard Ashman/Miles Goodman)
The Mission (Ennio Morricone)

1987
Empire of the Sun (John Williams)
The Glass Menagerie (Henry Mancini)
Lionheart (Jerry Goldsmith)
The Princess Bride (Mark Knopfler)
The Untouchables (Ennio Morricone)

1988
Big (Howard Shore)
Dangerous Liaisons (George Fenton)
Gorillas in the Mist (Maurice Jarre)
The Land Before Time (James Horner)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (Alan Silvestri)

1989
Batman (Danny Elfman)
Born on the Fourth of July (John Williams)
Farewell to the King (Basil Poledouris)
Glory (James Horner)
Old Gringo (Lee Holdridge)

With the Best Song and Best Adapted Score categories, I would've found room to award composers like Fenton, Doyle, Mancini and Bernstein as well. wink

CK

 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   dogplant   (Member)

My choices, given the nominees. For 1980, I have no opinion whatsoever.

Aw, come on, First Breath, don't be shy. We all know you have a pair of leg warmers and a sleeveless T-shirt hidden away there somewhere. razz

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2013 - 5:28 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

Just a simple question - no wet-blanketing intended... Without looking it up, how many of you here would know the winner from, say... oh, 1963? Right, let me check -

Nominees:

55 DAYS IN PEKING (Dimitri Tiomkin)
CLEOPATRA (AlexNorth)
HOW THE WEST WAS WON (Alfred Newman)
IT'S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD (Ernest Gold)
TOM JONES (John Addison)

I suppose that since this is "Film Score Monthly", a lot of you WILL know the answer to that! So, who knew (no cheating)?

And my point is..............?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2013 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   odelayy   (Member)

1980:
Tess – Philippe Sarde

1981:
Raiders of the Lost Ark – John Williams


1982 Original Score:
Poltergeist – Jerry Goldsmith *

Original Song Score and Adaptation Score:
One from the Heart – Song Score by Tom Waits


1983 -Original Score:
Under Fire – Jerry Goldsmith *

Original Song Score or Adaptation Score: Yentl – Song Score by Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman


1984 - Original Score:
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – John Williams *

Original Song Score: Purple Rain – Prince


1985:
Agnes of God – Georges Delerue
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1986:
The Mission – Ennio Morricone *


1987:
The Last Emperor – Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Cong Su


1988:
Dangerous Liaisons – George Fenton


1989:
The Fabulous Baker Boys – Dave Grusin

 
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