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Score: A Film Music Documentary (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 5 September 2017 (USA)
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A look at the cinematic art of the film musical score, and the artists who create them.

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Matt Schrader

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Matt Schrader
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marco Beltrami ... Self
Jon Burlingame ... Self
Leonard Maltin ... Self
Bill Field Bill Field ... Self
Christopher Young ... Self
David Newman David Newman ... Self
Amos Newman ... Self
John Debney ... Self
Garry Marshall ... Self
James Cameron ... Self
Trevor Rabin ... Self
Bear McCreary ... Self
Mervyn Warren ... Self
Mychael Danna ... Self
Hans Zimmer ... Self
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For a predominately visual medium like cinema, its musical component plays a vital role as well, especially its score. In that essential musical accompaniment, the soul of the film is expressed whether it be sweepingly majestic fanfares or delicate lyrical pieces. This documentary explores the artistic role of this special musical discipline that completes the cinematic artistic creation process and the artists who have devoted their careers to this contribution. We explore the form's history and examine the masters who defined it with their own distinctive artistic vision. In doing so, the various components of this delicate creative process are revealed as they create a musical compositional work that has inspired a popular appreciation of music in all its forms, which gave some old musical ways their own new lease on life. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Behind every great film is a great composer.

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Documentary | Music

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A Must See if You Love Music and Movies
25 June 2017 | by TigerHeronSee all my reviews

A fairly comprehensive documentary about composers of music scores, their process in working with directors, their relationship with musicians and their reactions to the finished product. The film focuses somewhat on Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams and Hans Zimmer (who speaks quite a bit in the film and is amusing) but many other composers are included. The changing nature of film scores over time is explored. A film historian and a psychologist also make appearances. One of my favorite parts looked at different instruments that have been used in soundtracks. I will probably be paying a lot more attention to the score in films I see in the future!


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English

Release Date:

5 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,088, 18 June 2017

Gross USA:

$101,382

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$184,025
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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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