Skip to main content

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 32 min.

Plot Summary
Although he's not as well known as many of the musicians whose records he produced, Tom Dowd's influence in the music world is undeniable. Responsible for studio techniques like stereo sound and multitrack recording, Dowd helped shape the sound of pop music for more than half a century. New and archival interviews with some of the legendary artists he worked with, including Ray Charles, Eric Clapton and Aretha Franklin, detail Dowd's influential work and his impact on the recording industry.

Cast: Ray Charles

Director: Mark Moormann

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Tom Dowd & the Language of Music (2003)

Release Date: August 13th, 2004|1 hr. 32 min.

critic reviews ( 17 )
fan reviews ( )
  • This wise and warm man, who died in 2002, is captured in all his glory by the remarkable documentary. show more

  • Shows how a dedicated man ensured that great music could always be heard at its best. show more

  • The Language of Music hews strictly to its title, however. There isn't anything about Dowd's life outside music except for details of his work as a nuclear physicist at Columbia University, where he was a key part of the Manhattan Project research team that developed the atomic bomb during World War II. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

similar movies

  • Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (2006)

  • You're Gonna Miss Me (2005)

  • Mayor of the Sunset Strip (2003)

  • Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields (2010)

  • Hype! (1996)

Stay Connected with Moviefone

Download the Free App!

How do you watch stuff?

loading

How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Subscriptions

Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts

Movies

You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.


    Update settings
    X