In any movie, there is a character that appears in every scene. It speaks throughout the film. It is the most important voice whose words are notes and lines.
The soundtrack to Morten Tyldum's "The Imitation Game" is one of five Oscar nominees for best original score — the film's "voice," which was written by French composer Alexandre Desplat, has been deemed exceptional by the Academy. It's competing against the score for Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel," which was also written by Desplat, along with Hans Zimmer's score for Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar," Jóhann Jóhannsson's score for James Marsh's "The Theory of Everything" and Gary Yershon's score for Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner."
Radio Boston's Favorite Film Scores Of All Time
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Jon Brion — Emma-Jean Weinstein, producer and Amory Sivertson, producer
About A Boy, Badly Drawn Boy — Emma-Jean Weinstein, producer
Chocolat, Rachel Portman — Emma-Jean Weinstein, producer
Field of Dreams, James Horner — Alex Kingsbury, senior associate producer
Fog of War, Philip Glass — Alex Kingsbury, senior associate producer
Jaws, John Williams — Alex Kingsbury, senior associate producer
Star Wars, John Williams — Alex Kingsbury, senior associate producer
Home Alone, John Williams — Jamie Bologna, producer
The Godfather, Nino Rota — Jamie Bologna, producer
The Motorcycle Diaries, Gustavo Santaolalla — Meghna Chakrabarti, host
Bend it Like Beckham, Graig Pruess and Bally Sagoo — Meghna Chakrabarti, host
Lagaan, A.R. Rahman — Meghna Chakrabarti, host
Drive, Cliff Martinez — Amory Sivertson, producer
Interstellar, Hans Zimmer — Jake Lucas, intern
Into the Wild, Eddie Vedder — Emma-Jean Weinstein, producer
Kill Bill, RZA — Amory Sivertson, producer
(500) Days of Summer, Mychael Danna and Rob Simonsen — Amory Sivertson, producer
The Social Network, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross — Emma-Jean Weinstein, producer
Inglourious Basterds, Ennio Morricone — Amory Sivertson, producer
Shaft, Isaac Hayes — Hitesh Hathi, executive producer
Sleep Hollow, Danny Elfman — Amory Sivertson, producer
Jurassic Park, John Williams — Amory Sivertson, producer
Love Actually, Craig Armstrong — Amory Sivertson, producer
High Noon, Dimiri Tiomkin — Hitesh Hathi, executive producer
A Fistful of Dollars, Ennio Morricone — Hitesh Hathi, executive producer
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, Ennio Morricone — Hitesh Hathi, executive producer
Alexander Nevsky, Sergei Prokofiev — Hitesh Hathi, executive producer
The Lost Thumris of Pakeezah, Ghulam Mohamed — Hitesh Hathi, executive producer
Pather Panchali, Ravi Shankar — Hitesh Hathi, executive producer
Moonrise Kingdom, Alexandre Desplat — Amory Sivertson, producer
The Ninth Configuration, Barry De Vorzon — Tim Skoog, technical director
- "His score for 'Imitation' is trademark Desplat, with a wide range of emotions that connects everything in the film. Still, Oscar voters may give him an edge for 'Budapest,' because it’s so distinct: If you listen to 30 seconds of the score, it could only be Desplat, and it could only be from this film."
- "We sit down with the Oscar nominee in his Santa Monica studio to talk Nolan, 'Interstellar,' his love for rock 'n roll, and why he misses listening to music."
- "The innovative jazz drummer-led score for awards season favourite Birdman has been banned from competing at the Oscars due to a technicality, reports Deadline.Composer Antonio Sanchez’s score largely uses unaccompanied drum solos which have been praised for musically glueing together the continuous-shot effect employed by director Alejandro González Iñárritu and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki to high praise from critics."
This segment aired on February 20, 2015.