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Orchestra rules at World Soundtrack Awards

By Ray Bennett GHENT, BELGIUM – One of the great things about the World Soundtrack Awards is the Ghent Film Festival’s commitment to orchestral music and this year was no different as the annual event showcased the work of Cliff … Continue reading

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World Soundtrack Awards showcase best film music

By Ray Bennett It’s a measure of the authority of the World Soundtrack Awards that while the Academy Awards last time nominated two of the best film scores from last year, the Ghent event has nominated all four plus one … Continue reading

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World Soundtrack Awards noms, Desplat set for concert

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Concerts at the World Soundtrack Awards are among the best film music events in the business – Hans Zimmer’s performance of his “Inception” score a couple of years ago (pictured) was one of the best. … Continue reading

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Norman Jewison on film music and the ‘Thomas Crown Affair’

By Ray Bennett GHENT, BELGIUM: Canadian filmmaker Norman Jewison  was presented with the Joseph Plateau Award for lifetime achievement at the 38th Ghent Film Festival in Belgium. Jewison has had an outstanding career as director and producer of major Hollywood … Continue reading

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World of soundtracks is tough, say WSA winners

By Ray Bennett Ghent, Belgium – Veteran Hollywood film composers James Newton Howard and Angelo Badalamenti (pictured) were among those honored at the World Soundtrack Awards, held in association with the Ghent Film Festival in Belgium. But they and fellow … Continue reading

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James Newton Howard wins at World Soundtrack Awards

By Ray Bennett GHENT, Belgium – James Newton Howard (left) was named film composer of the year at the World Soundtrack Awards 2008 Saturday night for his scores to “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “Michael Clayton” and “I Am Legend,” and Dario … Continue reading

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