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    Jóhann Jóhannsson Scores a Musical Big Bang for 'The Theory of Everything'

    The Golden Globe winner discusses his melodic, minimalistic score for the acclaimed Stephen Hawking biopic starring Oscar frontrunner Eddie Redmayne.

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    Five Oscar-Contending Film Scores That Got Under Our Skin

    We break down five ways the Best Original Score contenders from 2014. Hear clips from 'Under the Skin,' 'Interstellar' and more.

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    How Angelina Jolie's A-List Crafts Team Enhanced Louis Zamperini Biopic 'Unbroken'

    Angelina Jolie lined up an A-list crafts team who delivered their best work on "Unbroken."

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    Academy Music Branch Skips 'Birdman' and 'Whiplash' Drumming Scores, Full Song and Score Entries

    Why the Academy music branch threw out the drumming scores for "Whiplash" and "Birdman."

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    How to Make a Gorgeous Western: Lenser Prieto and Composer Beltrami on 'The Homesman'

    Tommy Lee Jones hauntingly turns the Western upside down in "The Homesman," an exploration of harsh frontier life for women in 19th century Nebraska. The brutal winds were enough to make anyone go insane. Hilary Swank and Jones come together for the oddest of journeys, brilliantly photographed by Ro...

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    How Composer Alexandre Desplat Captures Different WWII Vibes for 'Imitation Game' and 'Unbroken'

    Another Oscar season means another opportunity for prolific French composer, Alexandre Desplat, to finally earn his long-deserved Academy Award.

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    How the 'Interstellar' Crafts Team Experiments with Sight and Sound

    Composer Hans Zimmer, cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema, sound mixer Gregg Landaker and costume designer Mary Zophres talk bringing Christopher Nolan's space odyssey to life (listen to the score and watch a featurette).

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    Inside the Making of 'Theory of Everything,' From Prosthetics to Big Bangs and More (Video)

    James Marsh's "The Theory of Everything" brilliantly turns Stephen Hawking's life into a metaphysical love story about the collision of macro and micro Big Bangs.

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    The 11 Best Horror Film Scores to Haunt You This Halloween

    Blast these 11 horror film scores for a truly frightening Halloween.

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    Watch: How 'Birdman' Composer Antonio Sanchez Drummed the Score

    Jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez collaborated closely on the unusual 'Birdman' score with filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu. It's all drums.

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