UK composer wins German film music award

Let’s hear it for Rachel Portman, who has been awarded the German Film Music Prize.

Remember that Rachel, in 1996, was the first woman composer ever to win an Oscar.

She has written more than 100 scores.

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  • Ernie says:

    Congrats! Loved her score for The Cider House Rules.

  • Tribonian says:

    According to Wikipedia: Portman has written over 100 scores for film, television and theatre, including The Manchurian Candidate (Jonathan Demme), Oliver Twist (Roman Polanski), Hart’s War (Gregory Hoblit), The Legend of Bagger Vance (Robert Redford), Beloved (Jonathan Demme), Benny and Joon (Jeremiah Chechik), Life Is Sweet (Mike Leigh), Never Let Me Go (Mark Romanek), Grey Gardens (Michael Sucsy), The Duchess (Saul Dibb), One Day (Lone Scherfig), The Vow (Michael Sucsy), Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Wayne Wang), The Lake House (Alejandro Agresti), Infamous (Douglas McGrath), Mona Lisa Smile (Mike Newell), and The Human Stain (Robert Benton).

    All utterly forgettable. Writes by the yard.

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