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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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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