The music of "Brokeback Mountain" - The Hollywood Reporter 2/1/06
Feb. 01, 2006
Long trek to Oscar nom for 'Brokeback' scorer
By Chris Morris for The Hollywood Reporter
Although it may seem as if he arrived overnight, Gustavo Santaolalla's road to the Academy Awards arena was a long one, and not without its curves and detours.
On Tuesday, Santaolalla received his first Oscar nomination, for his score for Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain." It is only the sixth soundtrack the musician has written. He wrote his first, "She Dances Alone," in 1981; four other features -- "Amores Perros," "21 Grams," "The Motorcycle Diaries" and "North Country" -- have come in the past five years.
"Boom!" Santaolalla exclaims. "It was not that many movies."
Re: The music of "Brokeback Mountain" - The Hollywood Reporter 2/1/06
Meanwhile, could that score be any more moving? To this day I can't hear that piece called "Wings" without bursting into tears.