• Score: A Film Music Documentary (2017)

Score: A Film Music Documentary

Release Date: June 16th, 2017

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

Tracking the progress of modern-day film score development, this documentary illustrates how the first few notes on a piano keyboard end up in the most dramatic moments of a film's emotional climax. Turning the spotlight on the creative struggles that make up a major motion picture score, this documentary showcases the way the world's top soundsmiths solve musical challenges - from the creative to the technical.

Cast: Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, James Cameron, Quincy Jones, Rachel Portman, Trent Reznor, Randy Newman, Alexandre Desplat

Director: Matt Schrader

Genres: Documentary , Music

Production Co: Gravitas Ventures

Keywords: House , Inspiring , Quest , Love , Mystery , Emotional , Transformation ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Moira MacdonaldThe Seattle Times

    Score, directed by Matt Schrader, breaks no new ground in the art of documentary — it’s mostly talking heads — but it’s an enjoyable walk through the art and history of the film score, with dozens of contemporary composers lending their voices. show more

  • 80
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Schrader’s film gets into the nitty-gritty without losing sight of the alchemy. show more

  • 75
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times

    Score is a straightforward film told in relatively broad strokes. show more

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