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 Posted:   Jan 26, 2019 - 5:09 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

The nominees:

THE FOX - Lalo Schifrin

PLANET OF THE APES - Jerry Goldsmith

THE SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN - Alex North

THE LION IN WINTER - John Barry

and

from our dear Maestro

THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR - Michel Legrand

And here's the Winner:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfQIhvvNn5c


Who would you have voted for or who do you think should have won?

I would have voted for Jerry.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2019 - 5:14 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

Well personally, I agree with the Academy giving the Oscar to Lion in Winter, such a powerful score.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2019 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Well personally, I agree with the Academy giving the Oscar to Lion in Winter, such a powerful score.

Yes Tack, it is a great score. Always loved the Regis Recum Retisimi!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ-RZ6EEVao

I enjoyed my LP Album of this Soundtrack.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2019 - 6:01 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

I can just hear Goldsmith saying to himself when PLANET OF THE APES lost:

"Dang, someday I should put some Gregorian Chants in one of my scores and maybe I'LL win an Osca!"

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2019 - 6:03 PM   
 By:   TxIrish   (Member)

I love Jerry's POTA, but John Barry's LION IN WINTER is fantastic, utterly amazing - it sounds fresh and contemporary today (at least to me).

Many times I think the Academy has gotten it horribly wrong, but I won't disagree with them on this one.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2019 - 2:03 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

I think they should have all won. Not a duff score in the whole bunch.

 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2019 - 2:16 AM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

I can just hear Goldsmith saying to himself when PLANET OF THE APES lost:

"Dang, someday I should put some Gregorian Chants in one of my scores and maybe I'LL win an Osca!"



big grin

Haha!

As for my pick, I always founded it very difficult to choose between the five scores that were nominated. 1968 was a great year. But IMHO all of them should have bowed to this masterpiece:

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2019 - 2:19 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Of those, PLANET OF THE APES.

But it's missing a few obvious titles among the nominees -- ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, BULLIT, ROMEO & JULIET...

 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2019 - 3:24 AM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

My all-time favorite of Barry vs. one of my favorites of Goldsmith.

Gun, please...

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2019 - 3:59 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

Of course THE LION IN WINTER!
That rare case, when Academy chose really the best score, without any doubt.

 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2019 - 5:58 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

I kind of feel sorry for Planet of the Apes, because it definitely deserved an Oscar, but in this particular year, I do support their choice of The Lion In Winter.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2019 - 11:40 PM   
 By:   JSDouglas   (Member)

Of those, PLANET OF THE APES.

But it's missing a few obvious titles among the nominees -- ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, BULLIT, ROMEO & JULIET...


ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST did not hit American screens until the following year making it eligible as a 1969 best score nominee. Incidentally, THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY could've been nominated in '68 as it arrived in the U.S. three years after it's 1966 debut! I know all this seems stupid, but that's the way things went.

PS - I feel THE LION IN WINTER was worthy of taking the honor.

PSS - I love that both THE SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN and later DRAGONSLAYER received nominations since both contained elements from North's rejected 2001 music. A nice vindication for North's work.

 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2019 - 1:38 AM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

I have to give it up for Planet of the Apes, which was imo far more imaginative and risk-taking than Lion in Winter. That said, I never gelled with LiW at all and find it (and the majority of what I've heard of Barry's work) insipid and boring.

But that's my opinion, one formed after trying out half a dozen full scores by JB. But who knows, I might have missed something that would help me click with him...

Jerry 100%.

 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2019 - 2:43 AM   
 By:   townerbarry   (Member)

Lion in Winter was the Best Score.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2019 - 4:13 AM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

The Academy made the right choice: The Lion in Winter.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2019 - 4:21 AM   
 By:   Loverozsa   (Member)

"Shoes Of The Fisherman" for me

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2019 - 4:23 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Seems to be a battle here between John's lion and Jerry's apes, with the lion sprinting into the lead. I suppose Alex's fish had no chance on dry land, but I'm genuinely surprised that Lalo's fox has been left way behind. I think it's a truly exceptional animal/score. In fact, as I mentioned before, they should have all won.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2019 - 4:29 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

In any other situation/year, I'd pick Planet of the Apes, but that year The Lion In Winter was just too magnificent, so I'd have to pick it at that time...

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2019 - 6:35 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I have to give it up for Planet of the Apes, which was imo far more imaginative and risk-taking than Lion in Winter. That said, I never gelled with LiW at all and find it (and the majority of what I've heard of Barry's work) insipid and boring.

But that's my opinion, one formed after trying out half a dozen full scores by JB. But who knows, I might have missed something that would help me click with him...

Jerry 100%.



No apology necessary!

I’ve probably heard around a hundred Goldsmith scores and although I like many of them, none of them does anything for me emotionally, whereas the least John Barry work immediately feels as if the notes are tattooed on my soul.

The Lion in Winter, of course!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2019 - 7:25 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

1968 was an amazing film score year but the Academy got it right with 'The Lion In Winter'

 
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