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IFMCA Award Nominations 2009

January 29, 2010 Leave a comment

ifmcasquareINTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ITS 2009 NOMINEES FOR SCORING EXCELLENCE; MICHAEL GIACCHINO RECEIVES A RECORD NINE NOMINATIONS

The International Film Music Critics Association announces its list of excellence in musical scoring for 2009 with composer Michael Giacchino receiving nine individual nominations, the most for any composer in a given year since the Association began issuing awards in 2004. Along with multiple mentions for his score to the Disney Pixar movie UP and JJ Abrams’ reinvented STAR TREK, Giacchino receives nominations for his scores to the TV series LOST as well as the documentary EARTH DAYS. Giacchino is also nominated for Composer of the Year along with Alexandre Desplat, James Horner, Christopher Young and Brian Tyler.

Both UP and STAR TREK are nominated for Score of the Year, along with James Horner’s score to the worldwide blockbuster AVATAR and Christopher Young’s score to Sam Raimi’s DRAG ME TO HELL. These film scores are tied with the most nominations this year at four noms each. Alexandre Desplat’s score to THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON rounds out the category. Read more…

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CREATION – Christopher Young

January 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Original Review by Jonathan Broxton

The English naturalist and scientist Charles Darwin was a controversial figure even before he published his seminal work, “On the Origin of the Species”, in 1859. Darwin’s theories on human evolution and natural selection turned him into a divisive figure, especially in religious circles, to the point that the theological validity of his work remains controversial and strongly debated to this day. Creation, the latest film from director Jon Amiel, is a fairly straightforward biographical telling of Darwin’s life, with Paul Bettany in the title role, Jennifer Connelly as Darwin’s wife Emma, and supporting performances from the likes of Jeremy Northam, Toby Jones, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jim Carter.

The music for Creation is by Christopher Young, who previously worked with Jon Amiel on films such as Copycat, Entrapment and The Core. 2009 was an especially good year for Young, with horror scores such as Drag Me to Hell and The Univited sitting comfortably alongside the jazzy Read more…