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Score: A Film Music Documentary (original title)
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.


Matt Schrader


Matt Schrader
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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)

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Behind every great film is a great composer.


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I think I just need to make a Jerry Goldsmith Documentary
30 January 2018 | by spam-159See all my reviews

Maybe it is too much to cover the whole history of film music in one film. The golden age of cinema is overlooked and the silver age is touched on in this film. They started talking about Jerry Goldsmith then quickly cut over to John Williams. John Williams is a great composer, I think his best work is Superman (1979) that whole score is great. But we know Williams because he scored Lucas and Spielberg. All the other composers didn't have that exposure. What about Basil Poledouris Conan? Or James Horner's earlier work like Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan?

And going back to Goldsmith. The guy has the greatest library as a whole such creativity, experimentation. The film does show composers fiddling with instruments to get a certain sound. Guess who started that? Goldsmith. Who experimented with moog and electronics? Goldsmith. Guess who wrote the creepiest song ever for the anti christ? Goldsmith!

I guess I would say to anyone that is a slightest of a fan of this music, just start listening there is so much great stuff out there. And a lot of it is on Youtube, which I hope stays up there so people can learn and enjoy these people's work.

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Release Date:

5 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,088, 18 June 2017

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Epicleff Media See more »
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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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