Sunday, February 24, 2008

Atonement by Dario Marianelli wins Oscar

Atonement by Dario Marianelli wins Oscar
It is the rarest of occurences. The Academy got it right. No left-field surprise of THE KITE RUNNER or MICHAEL CLAYTON winning this year's Oscar for Best Original Score. This year the best of the nominees actually won. Congratulations to composer DARIO MARINELLI for his exceptional work for ATONEMENT. It's only too bad the film didn't garner Best Cinematography, Adapted Screenplay, or Best Director. Can't win 'em all, I guess.
As much as The Academy takes it's hits year after year from all sorts of critics, kudos to them for bringing back out the newly crowned Oscar-winner, Marketa Irglova (Best Song) for "Falling Slowly" from ONCE. She actually had something worthwhile to say and they brought her back after unceremoniously cutting her short. I'm sure Bill Conti meant no harm.
So do you think ATONEMENT was the best choice?

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