Year of the Click-Clack? Rudin Rues What Could Have Been

New York producer—and the city’s worst boss, according to Gawker—has two—count ’em!—two films nomimated for the best picture Oscar, There Will Be Blood and No Country for Old Men. And what’s he have to say to the Guardian about it? “Is there any outrage in England that Jonny Greenwood wasn’t nominated?” Modest, eh? Greenwood, a member of Radiohead and a composer in residence for BBC, composed the haunting soundtrack for Blood, which was ruled ineligible due to the use of previously released material. Meanwhile, scores for Atonement, The Kite Runner, Michael Clayton, Ratatouille and 3:10 to Yuma were considered sufficiently original and nominated. Incidentally, both Dario Marianelli’s “Briony,” the opening track of Atonement, and Greenwood’s “Proven Lands” use a similar click-clack motif. Take a listen …


So, obviously, the Academy spoiled the year of the syncopated click-clack. But Rudin has a formula for getting over the disappointment of not seeing Blood secure that all-important ninth nomination:

“It’s incredibly tough here,” he admits. “I think you have a responsibility to the people you’re making movies with and I take that very seriously. I don’t want to let up and I don’t want to let down.”

Keep on keepin’ on, Scott.