Although I am a huge fan of Philip Glass' work, and I was very disappointed that his score for _The Hours_ did not win an Oscar, Eliot Goldenthal's score is a worthy competitor. Unlike many film scores, this one bears repeated listening. "Burn It Blue" in particular is a breathtakingly dramatic piece of work and the highlight of this score. If the rest of the score lived up to "Burn It Blue" then there would be no question in my mind that this score was the most deserving of the Oscar. Some of the weaker numbers, in contrast to the consistently strong work of the score for _The Hours_, make this a less compelling work. However, the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are notoriously conservative, and, in the final analysis, the score for _Frida_ is more accessible than that for _The Hours_. Given the difficulty of Glass' music, it is no surprise that the score for _Frida_ won the Oscar.