A few days ago I glanced over a list of the films the music of which won an Academy Award for Original Music Score, just out of curiosity, as I wanted to know what films were nominated in the year 2000 when John Corigliano
's "The Red Violin
" was the winner. What I found out, what must have been painfully buried deep in my little heart, was the crucial fact that the most gorgeous Rachel Portman
WASN'T the winner with her phantastic music for "The Cider House Rules
"! Don't get me wrong, I love Corigliano's score, but, I mean: WHAT? IMPOSSIBLE!
That was the point when I started to have a closer look at that list and it was absolutely horrible. That experience, of course, is quite individual and subjective, depends on taste and blablabla, and although I always say to others "de gustibus non est disputandum" I decided that THIS is enough!
I decided furthermore to create a new personal tag for me with which I will mark all of those filmmusic scores that I think deserve the golden boy…