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Why no Best Score Oscar nom?


Granted, Zorba's score probably wouldn't have survived the votes for Mary Poppins anyway, while I can certainly understand the nominations of Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte and The Pink Panther, certainly The Academy could have pushed aside the nominations of either Becket or The Fall of the Roman Empire in order to honor one of the most memorable movie scores in Oscar history. Zorba was robbed!

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No idea. It was one of the better parts of the film. Not like the Academy didn't like the film or anything. 7 noms is quite high for a film like this.

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I watched it and immediately remembered the tune was in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Great score.

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In 1964, Mikis Theodorakis, the composer of the score, was elected to Greek Parliament as a Communist MP. That's why.

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