Sunday, February 17, 2008

Shout Out: Jonny Greenwood

I saw There Will Be Blood last night and was blown away by the score. Intense, eerie, dramatic. It adds monumentally to the experience and hold its own with the performance of Daniel Day-Lewis (which is really saying something).

Jonny Greenwood (yes, of Radiohead) is a genius. As I exited the theatre, I thought, “Well there’s the Academy Award winner for best score.” Sadly, because the soundtrack contains excerpts from a piece Greenwood did for the BBC in 2006, There Will Be Blood is ineligible for a Best Score Oscar.

I’m not saying the Academy’s rule is bad, but it’s a shame the best score of the year won’t get the trophy.

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