Annal: 2005 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score

Results of the Golden Globe Award in the year 2005.

Album:The Aviator: Original Score

The Aviator: Original Score

Howard Shore

Martin Scorsese’s energetic, visually rich biopic of billionaire industrialist Howard Hughes shrewdly eschews the strange, cloistered existence of the enigma’s last quarter century to focus on his exploits as reckless heir, Hollywood playboy and record-setting aviator. The film’s pop ‘n’ jazz oriented song-score colors its era and locales, but this rich, Golden Globe-nominated orchestral soundtrack by veteran Howard Shore explores the complex emotional landscape of its central character. Utilizing an orchestral palate that initially wends from the bright,…

Album:Finding Neverland: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Finding Neverland: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Jan A.P. Kaczmarek

As did the Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland-rooted Dreamchild before it, Finding Neverlandexplores the all-too-human roots of an English children’ s literature classic, in this case author James Mathew Barrie’s (Johnny Depp) enduring fable, Peter Pan. Polish stage composer cum film scorer Jan A. P. Kaczmarek takes the film’s fantasy-leavened, yet ultimately bittersweet tale of Barrie, his losing battle with adulthood and the magic world of prose it inspired and invests it with an exuberant score that positively pulses with…

Album:Million Dollar Baby: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Million Dollar Baby: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood’s gritty boxing drama was the big winner at the 2005 Academy Awards, garnering Oscars for Best Film, Best Director (Eastwood), Best Actress (Hillary Swank) and Best Supporting Actor (Morgan Freeman). As it did for 2003’s Mystic River, Eastwood’s life-long love of music and budding confidence as a composer has led him again to score the film himself. Anchored by elegiac figures for solo acoustic guitar and piano, it often shares River’s spacious, subtle introspection. But it’s also occasionally seasoned with welcome dollops of jazz and…

Album:Sideways: Original Score

Sideways: Original Score

Rolfe Kent

Writer-director Alexander Payne’s critically acclaimed, multi-Academy Award nominated mid-life-crisis/road trip comedy fuses the sensibilities of 50’s/60’s Italian farce with the edgier, character-driven ethos of 70’s American films. The director admits the film’s musical score was largely inspired by the former’s Neapolitan jazz sensibilities (and the work of Piero Umiliani in particular), as skillfully evoked by composer Rolfe Kent, Payne’s previous collaborator on About Schmidt and Election. Some instrumental choices and rhythmic quirks are…

Album:Spanglish: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Spanglish: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Hans Zimmer

Writer/director James L. Brooks’ warm-hearted comedy revolves around the culture clashes spawned when an L.A. family (headed by Adam Sandler and Tea Leoni) take in a Mexican maid (Paz Vega) and her daughter. As he’s done for previous collaborations with Brooks on As Good As It Gets and I’ll Do Anything, composer Hans Zimmer conjures up a smartly effervescent musical score that stands in stark contrast to the McAction film bombast that has too often made his reputation. His light-hearted, sometimes bittersweet orchestral score tips its cross-cultural…

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