SPIDER-MAN was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual
Sure, the SPIDER-MAN soundtrack album laden with aggressive, testosterone-filled heavy rock songs, moved all the units, and got all the media attention, but how about giving some props to Danny Elfman's inventive score as well? After all, it's not easy figuring out how to orchestrate Peter Parker's web-slinging adventures and superhero shenanigans. In response to this challenge, Elfman cleverly shied away from the quirky, creepy style he's employed in the past for directors like Tim Burton. Instead, he chose to play it straight, and this score album is filled with relatively conventional orchestral film music in the grand old style. Other than "Costume Montage," which makes use of some scratchy electric guitar and percolating beats, there's nothing here that would seem out of place on, say, a John Williams score.