Posted by Claire Felter on March 25, 2013 under Arts & Living, Columns | Comments are off for this article
Seen The Shawshank Redemption, Erin Brockovich, Finding Nemo, The Help, WALL-E, The Green Mile, Cinderella Man, American Beauty or Skyfall? It’s likely you’ve been to the theatre for at least one of these, and if so, then you’ve heard Thomas Newman – you probably just haven’t heard of him.
Newman is both composer and conductor, but is best known for his work on numerous film scores…and his last name. He is a member of the Newman film-score dynasty, which includes his father Alfred, uncles Lionel and Emil, siblings David and Maria and cousin Randy (everyone’s favorite Pixar composer – “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” anyone?).
Although Tommy Newmz (as only his biggest fans refer to him) has been nominated for Best Original Score at the Oscars an astounding eleven times, with his first nominations in 1995 for The Shawshank Redemption and Little Women and his most recent this year for Skyfall, the man has never won. And while this may be one of the largest crimes committed in film awards history, there is no use in quietly going mad because of this injustice. Rather, it may be a better use of time to spread the love. The best way to spread the love? Spread the music, of course.
So instead of busting out your favorite Ke$ha album and pressing play, open up Spotify or iTunes and check out any of the hundreds of songs by this wonderful, wonderful man. However, a better way to indulge in the magnificence that is Thomas Newman would be to head over to Tisch and pick up one of the dozens of movies he has scored. That’s what the music is for, after all.
Want to bask in the glory of some Newmz tunes? Check out the examples:
Posted by thetuftsdaily on February 24, 2013 under Arts & Living | Comments are off for this article
by Alex Kaufman and Jacob Passy
Besides casting your vote at the Film Series Oscars Watch Party, tell the Daily what you think by tweeting @tuftsdaily with #TDoscars
We have resurrected the infamous duo, the magnanimous two of “Sassy Cinema” to offer our most interesting and necessary comments to the Oscar shuffle – minus the snubs. Have you got predictions yourself? Let us know your thoughts by tweeting @tuftsdaily with #TDoscars and we’ll compile a list of them later!
Oscar himself greets you at the Campus Center
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Have you got your popcorn in hand? Good. Fill out your ballot at the annual Film Series Oscar Viewing Party? Great! Now hunker down for some photos of the festivities and our predictions as the evening unfolds!
Popcorn and soda are available as free snacks at the festivites
For more predictions on who this year’s winners will be – check out The Tufts Daily’s Weekender coverage here. And check back throughout the evening, as we liveblog the event with your tweets and comments – compiling your take on the night’s biggest moments, greatest upsets and most thrilling surprises!
Speaking of Oscars, the Daily provides a run down of all our picks for Sunday night’s big awards show. Don’t agree with our predictions? Comment on the article your guesses for Best Actor/Actress, Director, Picture and the like!