With the dazzling 'Hugo' hitting screens, we celebrate the technical wonders of Scorsese's cinema
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8. The original score of "Kundun" (Philip Glass, 1997)
Nobody’s favorite Scorsese film, his stately Dalai Lama biopic nonetheless stands as one of his most ravishing craft showcases: DP Roger Deakins and production/costume designer Dante Ferretti were both deservedly Oscar-nominated for their efforts, as was venerable composer Philip Glass, whose own Buddhist faith was a large part of the attraction for the director. The choice pays off in a minimalist, introspective and subtly adventurous score that delicately touches upon traditional ethnic elements while finding a place for Glass’s trademark contemporary motifs. It remains the high point of Glass’s decidedly catholic Hollywood scoring career.