The 25 best Oscar-winning film scores of all time

The 25 best Oscar-winning film scores of all time

Can you hum these unforgettable themes?

Musical theorist Michel Chion coined the term "synchresis" to define the forging of picture and sound, the way artistry on both sides of the line blurs into our favorite movie moments. Sound design can manifest and warp reality, but film scoring has its own synchresistic effect, albeit one that's rather bizarre.

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Emily Blunt: Every day someone tells me they love 'Edge of Tomorrow'

Emily Blunt: Every day someone tells me they love 'Edge of Tomorrow'

Plus: Watch the highlights of the 'Into the Woods' Q&A

Ladies and gentlemen, Emily Blunt can sing. Like almost of all of her co-stars in Rob Marshall's "Into The Woods," she proves that not only does she have a lovely singing voice, but that she can pull off Sondheim as well.

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X + Y
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See Asa Butterfield, Sally Hawkins in first trailer for British Indie Awards-nominated 'X+Y'

The pair and Rafe Spall are up for acting awards at the 2014 ceremony.

Documentarian Morgan Matthews’ feature debut "X+Y" played quietly at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival. The voters involved with this year’s British Independent Film Awards are clearly noticing something fest-goers overlooked. Based on Matthews’ own BBC documentary "Beautiful Young Minds," which followed the selection process and training of Britain's 2006 International Mathematical Olympiad team, "X+Y" stars "Hugo" and "Ender’s Game" actor Asa Butterfield as a young math whiz coping with his emotionally and logistically complex mind. The first trailer for the film plays like a mix between "A Beautiful Mind" and Mark Haddon’s novel "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," meaning the BIFA’s may not be the only ones prone to falling for it.

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Do the Right Thing
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Jordan, Turturro join Blackout For Human Rights' 'Do the Right Thing' reading

Ryan Coogler and Shaka King orchestrated the event in the wake of recent events in Ferguson, MO.

Turn on the news this past week and you’ll see people from around the country amassing in protest of the recent decision that police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. The inaction provoked conversation of race and authority in present day America, with politicians, human rights groups, and driven individuals rallying for reconsideration on the case and justice for all who’ve suffered in similar situations. This includes many in the entertainment industry, who will join forces with the Blackout for Human Rights network this Friday, Nov. 28, to keep the conversation going.

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Analyzing this year's sobering assortment of documentary short subject Oscar players

Analyzing this year's sobering assortment of documentary short subject Oscar players

From terminal illness to post-traumatic stress, this is a heavy lot

This year's line-up of documentary short Oscar finalists is a heavy bunch. Three deal with terminal diseases, one touches on post-traumatic stress, another focuses on the heart-wrenching fallout of natural disaster and social policy and still another observes the psychological rigors of a particularly gruesome occupation. Only one of the films fully eschews troubling stories of struggle. Perhaps that's less a commentary on the films themselves than the world they're documenting.

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Let's not forget about Tilda Swinton in 'Snowpiercer' for Best Supporting Actress

Let's not forget about Tilda Swinton in 'Snowpiercer' for Best Supporting Actress

An exclusive gif of Mason for your Thanksgiving enjoyment

It's turning out to be another great year for Tilda Swinton. In February, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" premiered to raves at the Berlin Film Festival and made a ton of money in the months following. Cannes 2013 player "Only Lovers Left Alive" gained more critical traction as it continued to play around the world, eventually earning Swinton a surprise Best Female Lead Independent Spirit Award nomination. She filmed a key role in Judd Apatow's new Amy Schumer comedy "Trainwrecked," set for theaters in 2015, and re-teamed with old buddy George Clooney and the Coen brothers for the comedy "Hail Caesar!," which is currently filming and scheduled to debut in 2016. Perhaps most importantly, her performance in Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer" finally saw the light of day stateside.

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Al Pacino remembers Mike Nichols: 'Hard to find anyone like that again.'
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Al Pacino remembers Mike Nichols: 'Hard to find anyone like that again.'

The legendary actor on, in his words, the greatest director he's ever worked with

LOS ANGELES — A week ago the film world lost one of the masters, legendary director Mike Nichols. Naturally the news sent a shockwave through the tight-knit community as Nichols' reach was pretty deep, the lives he had touched, and certainly, the careers he had affected. One of them was Al Pacino.

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Richard Linklater
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'Boyhood' director Richard Linklater gains steam with PSIFF's Visionary Award

The festival was only 14 years old when the director began his unique film.

Richard Linklater’s direction on "Boyhood" has won Berlin’s Silver Bear, and honors from the San Sebastián, Seattle, and SXSW film festivals, Gotham and Indie Spirits Awards nominations, and special honors from the Casting Society of America. And yet, this is just the beginning. With Oscars on the horizon, Palm Springs International Film Festival has announced that Linklater will receive another year-end prize: Sonny Bono Visionary Award.

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Chris Rock explains the inspiration for 'Hammy the Bear' in 'Top Five'

Chris Rock explains the inspiration for 'Hammy the Bear' in 'Top Five'

On his latest success: 'I just did things I normally hadn't done before'

Sometimes if the parts aren't coming to you, you simply need to create them. It's an old story in the entertainment business and the genesis of Chris Rock's fantastic new flick "Top Five."

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'Cake' Trailer: Jennifer Aniston Goes Anti-Glam Just in Time for Oscar Season

'Cake' Trailer: Jennifer Aniston Goes Anti-Glam Just in Time for Oscar Season

Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, and Anna Kendrick help her out

Jennifer Aniston famously de-glammed herself for the role of a disheveled pill-popper suffering from post-traumatic stress in the darkly comic "Cake," and now viewers can get a look at the final result in the film's first trailer.

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