Thanks to Kris for pointing us to NPR’s Best Original Score rundown with Andy Trudeau. I agree with Kris that this is one of the best things about Oscar season. You can hear his story and listen to bits from the various soundtracks. I still think that the best score of the year was not nominated, that was The Dark Knight. I also love Wall-E and Slumdog’s scores. Benjamin Button’s is lovely, Trudeau points out because he uses music that can be played forwards and backwards.