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NPR’s Andy Trudeau Discusses Oscar-Nominated Scores

star_wars-scoreFor years, when Oscar season rolled around, one of my favorite rituals was listening to NPR Music Editor, Andy Trudeau, discuss the nominated scores in detail on Weekend Edition. I learned so much from these pieces, not just about motion picture scores, but about music. NPR hasn’t put together a page with links to all of Andy’s stories, so I collected all of them I could find on the NPR site. There are a few missing, but I was happy to find most of the ones I remember from the past decade.

1997 Oscar-Nominated Scores: L.A. Confidential and composer Jerry Goldsmith (audio not available)

1997 Oscar-Nominated Scores: Amistad (audio not available)

1997 Oscar-Nominated Scores: Kundun and Good Will Hunting (audio not available)

1997 Oscar Nominated Scores: Titanic

1998 Oscar Nominated Scores: Life is Beautiful and Pleasantville (audio not available)

1998 Oscar-Nominated Scores: Elizabeth

1999 Oscar-Nominated Scores: Angela’s Ashes and American Beauty

1999 Oscar-Nominated Scores: The Red Violin

2000 Oscar-Nominated Scores: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Gladiator

2000 Oscar-Nominated Scores: Chocolat and Malena

2000 Oscar Nominated Scores: The Patriot and the scores of John Williams

2000 Oscar Music Wrap: Andy looks back the scores of 2000 and ahead to 2001

2001 Oscar-Nominated Scores: A Beautiful Mind and A.I. Artificial Intelligence

2001 Oscar-Nominated Scores: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

2001 Oscar-Nominated Scores: Monsters, Inc.

2002 Oscar-Nominated Scores: The Hours and Road to Perdition

2002 Oscar-Nominated Scores: Catch Me If You Can and Far From Heaven

2003 Oscar-Nominated Scores: Cold Mountain, Big Fish, and House of Sand and Fog

2003 Oscar-Nominated Scores: Finding Nemo and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2005 Oscar-Nominated Scores: Pride and Prejudice

2005 Oscar-Nominated Scores: Finding Neverland and A Series of Unfortunate Events

2005 Oscar-Nominated Scores: The Village and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

2005 Oscar-Nominated Scores: Munich and Brokeback Mountain

2005 Oscar-Nominated Scores: Memoirs of a Geisha and The Constant Gardner

2006 Oscar-Nominated Scores; Notes on a Scandal

2006 Oscar-Nominated Scores: The Good German and Pan’s Labyrinth

2006 Oscar-Nominated Scores: Babel and The Queen

2009 Oscar-Nominated Scores

2010 Oscar-Nominated Scores

2011 Oscar-Nominated Scores

Here are some additional stories by Andy Trudeau about film scores and composers:

Andy Trudeau’s Top 10 Film Scores of All Time

Elmer Bernstein: Man with a Golden Ear

Morricone Recognized for Impact on Movie Music

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