Predicting the Oscars: Scores and Songs

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At this Sunday's Academy Awards, the nominees for Best Original Score run the gamut: from the quirky and offbeat score for “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” to an elaborate electronic and orchestral mosaic for “Avatar” to the haunting, atmospheric textures in “The Hurt Locker.” Joining us to walk us through the five contenders is Kathryn Kalinak, author of Film Music: A Very Short Introduction and a professor of English and Film Studies at Rhode Island College.