Score: A Film Music Documentary (2016)


“Music has the ability to shape and in some cases alter or even subvert what the filmmaker is communicating. ” – Leonard Maltin

Number of Times Seen – 1 (10 Jan 2022)

Brief Synopsis – Documentary about the art of creating musical scores for movies.

My Take on it – I have always been a fan of music in films that enhance the story and help move things along in a more powerful way.

This documentary is so insightful as to how that kind of work is so essential to the movie making process.

They get amazing interviews with dozens of composers, directors and movie industry insiders who explain why music is so integral to a movie and how it can help pull in or push away viewer based solely on how they perceive the music.

I found it so interesting to learn so much more about the process and get an understanding of the how it all comes together over the course of making a movie due to the collaborative nature of the teams of artists involved within the=is field of work.

The film also shows examples of scenes that work better without music and how the choice of whether to include music or not in a scene can help make or break that scene or in some circumstances, the movie itself.

In addition, they have interviews with non musicians that also help discuss the importance of music in movies and how they change the viewers perception of things the entire time.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Documentary includes new interviews with 29 composers. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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