A look at the cinematic art of the film musical score, and the artists who create them.A look at the cinematic art of the film musical score, and the artists who create them.A look at the cinematic art of the film musical score, and the artists who create them.
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'Score: A Film Music Documentary (2016)' is about all things film music, clearly created out of a love for the craft. It's great to see an often understated side of movie making explored in all its glory, even if the picture only really provides a cursory inspection of the craft. Of course, there are moments of genuine insight - most of which occur when the affair focuses on the behind-the-scenes process of specific composers - and these are the experience's most enjoyable parts, as well as its most interesting. It shows just how complex composing for film is, regardless of how accomplished the final result will be (it's as difficult to score a masterpiece like 'Star Wars (1977)' as it is, say, 'The Gunman (2015)'). If you aren't already a massive fan of film music, I'm sure the flick will provide you with a decent amount of new information and instil at least an appreciation for the craft. Regardless of your familiarity with the subject matter, the picture is always entertaining even when it isn't hugely informational. It revels in its highlighted music, pouring love and adoration atop everybody featured. There are a number of notable omissions (no Giacchino or Harry Potter music?) and it doesn't feel particularly structured, but it's a well-made documentary with plenty of interviews and behind-the-scenes access. 7/10
- May 9, 2020
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