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The Bizarre Oscars Audio Mix

Posted February 25th, 2013 at 4:54 pm (UTC+0)
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By Eric Felten More than a few have commented on just how strange it was that the live pit orchestra at the Oscars last night was performing not in the actual theater, but from down the road at Capitol Studios. As one might expect from Capitol (where such great — and great-sounding — recordings as […]

What’s the Score at the Oscars?

Posted February 22nd, 2013 at 10:10 pm (UTC+0)
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By Doug Levine Is it just me or do the Academy Awards come earlier and earlier every year?  I used to equate Hollywood’s biggest night with the change of seasons, when, in late March or early April, the warmth of spring was just around the corner and I could finally get out of the house […]

Branford Marsalis and other Jazzers Hiding in Movie Soundtracks

Posted February 22nd, 2013 at 8:55 pm (UTC+0)
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How would you write the score for this movie?

And The Little Gold Guy Goes To…

Posted February 22nd, 2013 at 7:50 pm (UTC+0)
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By Ray McDonald Sunday, February 24 marks the 85th edition of the Academy Awards – now officially re-branded as “The Oscars.” The origins of that name, which attached long ago to the statuette awarded winners, are contested. Legendary actress Bette Davis claimed she gave the little gold guy the nickname “Oscar” because she said  it […]

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