Music and Media News: Elfman on 50 Shades, Max Richter and the Oscars
As the Academy Awards draws near, we bring you the latest in last minute predictions for the show. Add to that, insight on the score of the biggest hit this year, a concert for one of film composing brightest stars and a website to view the world’s best TV ads.
The esteemed industry publication, Indiewire presents their predictions for the winner of Best Original Score. This is how they predicted the outcome, along with their own observations.
Will Win: “The Grand Budapest Hotel” by Alexandre Desplat
Could Win: “The Theory of Everything” or “The Imitation Game”
Should Win: “The Theory of Everything”
Shoulda Been Here: “Gone Girl” by Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor
Advertisement and marketing enthusiast site, AdForum has an interesting page dedicated to the best in international television ads. This page plays all the feature ads seamlessly on their site. If you’re a fan of the advertisements, even those from around the world, this site was made for you.
Esteemed composer, pianist, producer, remixer and collaborator Max Richter will be holding a concert titled, “Max Richter: The Leftovers and Infra”. “The Leftovers” is the HBO television show Richter is currently scoring for and “Infra” is the 2010 album composed of music written for piano, electronics and string quintet. The concert will be held at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City.
Source: Le Poisson Rouge
“50 Shades of Grey” is possibly the biggest hit this year and the film is scored by the venerable Danny Elfman. In this article by the Telegraph, Danny Elfman shares his journey into creating the score for “50 Shades”. Early in the video, Elfman found the project fascinating because in his opinion, the dark, romantic film does not have a “genre”.
And finally, with the Oscars coming this weekend, we present an ad by the agency 180LA for the Academy.
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