Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012) | Film Music Reporter
Sad news.During his career, he received twelve Academy Award nominations and was honored with the award three times for the title song and score for Sidney Pollack’s The Way We Were starring Barbara Streisand and Robert Redford and the original score for the Paul Newman- and Redford-starring The Sting in 1973.
Steven Soderbergh's 'Behind The Candelabra' Will Feature Marvin Hamlisch's Final Score | The Playlist
Showbiz 411 has confirmed with producer Jerry Weintraub that Hamlisch completed work on the score for Steven Soderbergh's currently shooting Liberace biopic "Behind The Candelabra," starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon. “He finished it all,” Weintraub said. “I can’t believe what happened. He was a great guy.” As some folks may know, this isn't the first pairing between the composer and director, as Hamlisch also provided the music for "The Informant!," and we wonder if that's a clue for the tone Soderbergh is taking with this film. Either way, it's a fitting project for Hamlisch to have as his swan song, and it's just another reason 'Candelabra' is a movie we'll be keeping a firm eye on in 2013.
Five composers vie at World Soundtrack Awards - Entertainment News, Music News, Media - Variety
Alexandre Desplat, John Williams, Howard Shore, Alberto Iglesias and Cliff Martinez were all double nominees for the World Soundtrack Awards, the culmination of the Ghent Intl. Film Festival in October. The five are vying for both film composer of the year, for their collective work, and best original film score.
The prolific Desplat was cited for "A Better Life," "Carnage," "Rust and Bone," "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," "Moonrise Kingdom" and, for individual score, "The Ides of March." Williams is in the running for his two Spielberg scores, "Warhorse" and, for score, "The Adventures of Tintin." Shore was singled out for two David Cronenberg films, "A Dangerous Method" and "Cosmopolis," while his "Hugo" music will compete for score. Martinez was nominated for "Contagion" and, for score, "Drive." And Iglesias is in the running for "The Monk," "The Skin I Live In" and, for score, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy."
Desplat has won WSA's composer of the year kudo four of the past five years..