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The Sound And Music Of The Dark Knight Rises

SoundWorks Collection, an online series profiling the sound and music behind the latest and greatest films, recently profiled the team behind The Dark Knight Rises. In the video are Composer Hans Zimmer and Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Richard King, both of whom should be considered vital members of Team Nolan. Check out the video:

Richard King won Oscars for his work on The Dark Knight and Inception, and Hans Zimmer was nominated for his score to the latter. Will they have a shot again this year? Comment below!

by Teddy Blass
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The 2011 Academy Awards Round-Up

Inception at the Academy Awards

I’m sure by now you all are familiar with the results of the 2011 Academy Awards. And you’re probably quite aware that Inception took home 4 Oscars this past Sunday night. It’s not breaking news, or news even, but we have to talk about it right? So we’ll try to make it interesting by including video clips and opinions. Let us remind you that Inception was nominated for a total of 8 Academy Awards. Quite famously none of those 8 were for Best Director. Here is what the nominations were for: Art Direction, Cinematography, Original Score, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects, Original Screenplay, and Best Picture. And here’s the breakdown of the half of those it did win.

First up, Best Achievement in Cinematography. Inception had just lost the first award of the night, Achievement in Art Direction, to Alice in Wonderland. Not the best sign for Inception‘s night it would seem. I personally thought it had a more than fair shot at winning in that category, but I’m often wrong about these things. Cinematographer Wally Pfister had some tough competition, among them the great Roger Deakins who has been nominated a total of 8 previous times without a win. But sure enough the prized golden statue went to 4 time nominee Wally Pfister! You can check out video of his acceptance speech later on in the article.

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by Teddy Blass
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Inception Earns 8 Oscar Nominations, Nolan Snubbed Again

Inception and 83rd Annual Academy Awards

Earlier this morning, the nominees for the 83rd annual Academy Awards were announced and Inception received a total of 8 nominations. Unlike 2 years ago, Christopher Nolan’s producing, and writing, were recognized by the academy. However, he was snubbed (again) in the Best Achievement in Directing category. It’s not too much of a surprise that there weren’t any acting nominations for the cast of the film either. Most of the nominees announced this morning were fairly predictable, no other major surprises or snubs. Here are the categories Inception was recognized for:

  • BEST PICTURE | Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas.
  • BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY | Christopher Nolan
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY | Wally Pfister
  • BEST ORIGINAL SCORE | Hans Zimmer
  • BEST ART DIRECTION | Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Douglas A. Mowat
  • BEST SOUND MIXING | Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo, Ed Novick
  • BEST SOUND EDITING | Richard King
  • BEST VISUAL EFFECTS | Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley, Pete Bebb, Paul J. Franklin

Given the results of award shows like the Golden Globes and the PGA Awards, it seems things aren’t set in stone for any one film. What do you think Nolan and his collaborators on Inception have a shot at taking home on February 27th? Are there nominations not given that you would have like to seen? Share your thoughts below!

by Teddy Blass
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