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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marco Beltrami ... Himself
Jon Burlingame ... Himself
Leonard Maltin ... Himself
Bill Field Bill Field ... Himself
Christopher Young ... Himself
David Newman David Newman ... Himself
Amos Newman ... Himself
John Debney ... Himself
Garry Marshall ... Himself
James Cameron ... Himself
Trevor Rabin ... Himself
Bear McCreary ... Himself
Mervyn Warren ... Himself
Mychael Danna ... Himself
Hans Zimmer ... Himself
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Score: A Film Music Documentary See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,088, 18 June 2017

Gross USA:

$101,382

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$178,090
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Epicleff Media See more »
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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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Not bad but ...
8 September 2017 | by winstonncSee all my reviews

"Score" is not a bad overview of film music history and craft, albeit somewhat simplistic ... and some folks here, perhaps inadvertently, say things that are obvious or pretty stupid. Is there a single reference here to Erich Wolfgang Korngold? I think not. Instead Steiner and Newman get too much credit that symphonic sound in films forged in the 1930s. But what mostly irritated me was the film's way of equating of today's film composers with the masters of yesteryear. Most of them aren't worthy to shine their shoes.


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