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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"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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