What do movies like Benjamin Button, the Dark Knight or Wall-E have in common? If you guessed the Oscars, then you guessed right! We took a look into our sheet music vault to see what songs we had for these fabulous films.
Everyone is talking about The Wrestler starring Mickey Rourke. The soundtrack features many bands and artists from the era of big hair bands. Remember Cinderella? We have sheet music for Don’t Know What You Got (Until It’s Gone). The song can only be described as one of the best “rock” ballads of its time. We’ve gotten quite a few requests for the song from Bruce Springsteen, and we’re still waiting to hear back from the publisher on that particular tune.
The film Revolutionary Road also got an Oscar nod. This movie, starring Leonardo di Caprio, Kate Winslet and Michael Shannon as “John Givings” is based on a novel written by Richard Yates.
Congratulations to actress Kate Winslet for her Oscar. Kate won the award for Best Actress for her role in The Reader.
Last week we highlighted sheet music from the Benjamin Button soundtrack, and talked a little bit about what makes the movie so unique. In our post we wrote, “The soundtrack for Benjamin Button includes original compositions by Alexandre Desplat, and offers a rich mix of jazz, blues and gospel undertones. Here’s a piece of movie trivia for you, too. The piano piece that Benjamin learns how to play in the movie is The Bethena Rag by Scott Joplin.” Click here to read more about Benjamin Button.
Now available on DVD, Milk starring Sean Penn, was a film about California’s first openly gay elected official who was later assassinated.
Congratulations to Sean Penn for his Oscar-winning performance as Harvey Milk!
The song Down to Earth from Wall-E was nominated for Best Song at the Oscars. We recently covered Wall-E in a post about sheet music for Down to Earth. We wrote: “This six-minute song was featured in the animated film Wall-E by Disney and Pixar Studios, and is a perfect compliment to a movie about this trash compactor robot. (His full name is Waste Allocation Load-Lifter Earth-Class. What a mouthful!)”
This week we’ve learned that the Academy Awards scaled back their song nomination category, to feature only three songs. The song already won a Grammy, and is the likely favorite to win at the Oscars. Peter Gabriel will not be performing at the Oscars in protest after learning that he would only be on stage for 65 seconds, even though his song is over six minutes long. You can read about Peter Gabriel Not Performing Out of Protest at Rollingstone.com.
Congratulations to the creators of Wall-E for their Oscar for Best Animated Film!
The voices of Miley Cyrus and John Travolta star in this feature-length animated film about a dog who thinks he’s a superhero.
As we mentioned earlier today, we have sheet music for I Thought I Lost You by Miley Cyrus as well as nine other songs from this fun movie. Read about the movie Bolt and find fun freebies on Disney’s website!
The Dark Knight, starring Heath Ledger and Christian Bale, is a darker take on Gotham City’s hero, Batman. Superhero sheet music is always interesting to play and listen to, especially when an original score is created.
For this epic battle between Batman and the Joker, sheet music for the Dark Knight includes original compositions by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard. We also have other songs for sheet music from Batman including the Batman theme, too!
Congratulations to the late Heath Ledger for his award-winning role as the Joker. Heath’s family accepted the award for “best supporting actor” on his behalf.
To find out more about these award nominees, visit The Oscars for more information. Musicnotes.com would like to extend our best wishes to all award nominees. Good Luck! We’ll be watching!