Oscar Hangover Movie Monday

I don’t have a milestone to share today, but I will share my favorite Oscar nominated original songs.  Oh, and so glad to see Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett winning for The Weary Kind (listen to it here at Fox Searchlight) from Crazy Heart, though I would have loved to see Randy Newman win another Oscar.

Falling SlowlyOnce

Father and Daughter The Wild Thornberrys Movie

Things Have Changed – Wonder Boys

Blame Canada South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

That Thing You Do! —  That Thing You Do!

You’ve Got a Friend in MeToy Story

Streets of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia

I Love To See You Smile Parenthood

Storybook LoveThe Princess Bride

(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life — Dirty Dancing

The Power of LoveBack to the Future

Up Where We BelongAn Officer and a Gentleman

Out Here On My OwnFame

I’m Easy — Nashville

The Way We WereThe Way We Were

Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My HeadButch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Moon RiverBreakfast at Tiffany’s

Mona Lisa — Captain Carey, U.S.A.

What are your favorites?

2 thoughts on “Oscar Hangover Movie Monday

  1. Holly A Hughes 03.08.10 / 10:20 pm

    Some gems on there, no question.

    When I was watching last night (with the traditional bowl of popcorn and movie candy within reach), it occurred to me that they could use a new category for best compilation soundtrack. You know, as opposed to the best score category, which rewards only original composers. Think of the great movies that have been enhanced by a soundtrack of existing songs, used to establish era and mood and story line. Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets, for example; or any of the Wes Anderson movies. Garden State had a brilliant assembled soundtrack that introduced me to tons of cool indie bands. Just in the past year, I loved the soundtracks for 500 Days of Summer and Taking Woodstock, even if they had no original music. Besides the original songs, The Crazy Heart soundtrack featured so many wonderful country songs. Back in the dinosaur days when they invented Oscar categories, existing popular music wasn’t used in the same way, but so many movies nowadays use familiar pop music to telegraph information to the audience. I think the role of the music supervisor in assembling things like this should be honored. (That’s a Hollywood job I’d love to have!)

    • hipster 03.09.10 / 3:51 am

      Yes, that would be a great addition to the Oscars, Holly. I totally agree. So many TV shows have brilliant music chosen to enhance the dramatics, too. I’ve been very impressed lately, even with network shows.

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