42 user 55 critic

Score (2016)

Score: A Film Music Documentary (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 5 September 2017 (USA)
2:20 | Trailer
A look at the cinematic art of the film musical score, and the artists who create them.


Matt Schrader


Matt Schrader
7 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Marco Beltrami ... Self
Jon Burlingame ... Self
Leonard Maltin ... Self
Bill Field ... Self
Christopher Young ... Self
David Newman David Newman ... Self
Amos Newman 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


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)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Behind every great film is a great composer.


Documentary | Music


Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


Features Titanic (1997) See more »

User Reviews

Worthwhile for any movie-lover.
5 October 2017 | by burke-63833See all my reviews

Score is a documentary that aims to highlight an important, yet often overlooked aspect of films: their soundtrack. The documentary takes the subject on mostly in chronological order, from early piano scores to the modern marrying of orchestral and electronic mediums. Along the way, the filmmakers interview film historians, directors, and the composers themselves.

It really is amazing to witness how much emotional impact a film's score can have, down to little details like the volume of a french horn. Though I don't think I will ever truly understand how one creates this music, this is undoubtedly a worthwhile film for any movie-lover. My only disappointment is that the filmmakers were unable to interview the great John Williams (though he was covered extensively).

7 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 42 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »






Release Date:

5 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Score: A Film Music Documentary See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,088, 18 June 2017

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Epicleff Media See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed