Film Score Monthly
FSM HOME MESSAGE BOARD FSM CDs FSM ONLINE RESOURCES FUN STUFF ABOUT US  SEARCH FSM   
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 12:38 PM   
 By:   Night   (Member)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that its Board of Governors voted to present Academy Honorary Awards to two artists, including composer, songwriter and record producer Quincy Jones. He will receive the Oscar at the Academy’s Governors Awards event on Sunday, November 17, 2024, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Ovation Hollywood. Jones’ film credits include Norman Jewison’s In the Heat of the Night and he has earned a total of seven Oscar nominations for his work on such films as Richard Brooks’ In Cold Blood, Sidney Lumet’s The Wiz and Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple, receiving a Best Picture nomination (as a producer) for the latter. In 1967, he was the first Black composer to be nominated in the Original Song category for The Eyes of Love from Banning. He also was recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1994. The Honorary Oscar is given “to honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences of any discipline, or for outstanding service to the Academy.”

He will be the 4th composer to ever receive the honorary Oscar, joining Ennio Morricone, Alex North, and Lalo Schifrin.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 1:44 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

Well deserved. Jones did not have a decades-long run as a film composer, but his scores from mid-sixties to mid-seventies were inventive and influential for their unusual instrumentation. He always seemed to know what musician to call for whatever peculiar sound he had in mind. In the Heat of the Night used Bobby Scott's tack piano, Roland Kirk's breathy flutes, Don Elliott's voice percussion, just for starters.

Though he excelled with dramas like In the Heat of the Night and his masterpiece, the chilling In Cold Blood, I think he fell into a trap of scoring too many lightweight films. The key words there being "too many." And while he did great work on Cactus Flower, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alce, and the Out-of-Towners, I wished he would have gotten more serious projects.

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 11:50 PM   
 By:   AdoKrycha007   (Member)

Legend.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2024 - 1:07 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

Time to honor him with some unreleased scores!

The ones still missing ( not that much )

THE COUNTERFEIT KILLER
SPLITSECOND TO AN EPITAPH
THE HELL WITH HEROES
JIGSAW
LAST OF THE MOBILE HOT SHOT
THE ADVENTURES OF YAO
BROTHER JOHN
EGGS

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2024 - 3:27 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

And about time too! By the way, did anyone pick up the 6-CD release of Q's music (mostly scores) on the Universal France label? I love most of the content. Many of the soundtracks included I only have (or had) on LP. Recommended?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2024 - 5:02 AM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

Graham, I have that. That box filled many holes but not all. LPs never released on CD:

The Hot Rock
Cactus Flower
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
For Love of Ivy

There were also more scores never released:

The Anderson Tapes
Brother John
Honky
A Dandy in Aspic
The Counterfeit Killer

and many more

 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2024 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved.
Website maintained and powered by Veraprise and Matrimont.