The 2012 Oscar that our neighbor Mark McKenzie is nominated for: (and perhaps the Warner Grand could show this film sometime)
"McKenzie is one of a small number composers working in Hollywood who both composes and orchestrates each note of his movie scores. The talented composer/orchestrator has collaborated with virtually every major film composer over the past 20 years. The legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith chose McKenzie to orchestrate and provide additional music on his last seven films before his death. John Barry, Danny Elfman, Bruce Broughton, Alan Silvestri, Marc Shaiman, John Williams, and James Newton Howard all have enlisted McKenzie’s orchestral talent on many scores that have subsequently received Oscars. Although McKenzie has primarily scored independent projects, the composer has garnered a reputation for the thematic richness, beauty, and warmth of his scores.
McKenzie’s extensive list of film orchestration credits includes the films Spider-Man, Nightmare Before Christmas, Good Will Hunting and the Academy Award- winning Dances With Wolves. He also has composed and orchestrated Francis Ford Coppola’s My Family / Mi Familia, The Ultimate Gift, and the award-winning Hallmark Hall of Fame television series."