Annal: 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score

Results of the Golden Globe Award in the year 2009.

Album:Slumdog Millionaire: Score

Slumdog Millionaire: Score

A.R. Rahman

In composing the music for acclaimed director Danny Boyle’s intoxicating new film Slumdog Millionaire, A.R. Rahman has conjured the sound of a city, fusing the frenetic scramble of daily life in Mumbai, India into beautiful fugues that ride upon the dust clouds kicked up by its everyday people.

From the movie’s first frames—with children racing through alleyways, knocking over merchants and pottery, police kicking loose clay roof tiles, disrupted birds fluttering from gutters—we hear the sound of their commotion made manifest in “O…Saya.” It’s a rumbling hybrid of Bollywood and hip-hop, a brand new collaboration between Rahman and M.I.A. It’s the kind of cinematic moment where image and sound coexist. And that’s only the first five minutes.

Filmed in the streets and slums of Mumbai, India, Boyle needed just the right music to compliment the film’s cinema…[more]

Album:Changeling: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Changeling: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Clint Eastwood

Based on the actual incident that rocked California’s legal system, Changeling tells the shocking tale of a mother’s quest to find her son, and those who won’t stop until they silence her. In addition to directing, Clint Eastwood provides what may be his most beautiful, touching and compelling score. Clint Eastwood directs Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich in a provocative thriller based on actual events: Changeling. In the film, Christine Collins’ (Jolie) prayers are met when her kidnapped son is returned. But amidst the frenzy of the photo op reunion, she realizes this child is not hers. Facing corrupt police and a skeptical public, she desperately hunts for answers,only to be confronted by a truth that will change her forever.

Album:The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Music from the Motion Picture

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Music from the Motion Picture

Alexandre Desplat

Alexandre Desplat’s score creates a mesmerizing sonic mindscape that mirrors the unique emotional world of the movie’s lead character, Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt). Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, the score and movie explore the life of some one who is born an old man and ages backwards.

Benjamin’s life progresses in retrograde motion, from his birth at the close of World War I to his death at the start of the 21st century. During his backwards lifetime, he falls in love with an exquisite beauty named Daisy (Cate Blanchett). As deep and genuine as their love may be, Benjamin’s reverse biology makes a lasting union impossible.

Desplat’s haunting score creates a mystical, diaphanous haze through which we watch events in Benjamin Button’s life transpire as if through a scrim of heart-tugging sadness.

Album:Defiance: Music from the Motion Picture

Defiance: Music from the Motion Picture

James Newton Howard

Album:Frost/Nixon: Original Soundtrack

Frost/Nixon: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Hans Zimmer

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