DVD - 2017
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The film brings Hollywood's elite composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world's most international music genre: the film score. A film composer is a musical scientist of sorts, and the influence they have to complement a film and garner powerful reactions from global audiences can be a daunting task to take on. Includes interviews with contemporary film composers and others in the motion picture industry.
Publisher: [El Segundo, Calif.] :, Gravitas Ventures,, [2017]
Branch Call Number: DVD 781.542 Score
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) :,sound, color with black and white sequences ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, surround
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda


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Jun 15, 2018

Very disappointing. It's nothing but a bunch of talking heads (composers) bragging about how important they are to the movies they score. There was very little actual music.

Mar 23, 2018

VERY GOOD 2016 documentary about how music evolved in its integration with world of film making.
Includes comments by LOTS of famous talented film score artists - and bits from their work.

Feb 25, 2018

Absolutely fantastic documentary about the history and process of making film scores. I even teared up when the music from E.T. was showcased.

Feb 20, 2018

everything you ever wanted to know about the composers of film scores

Feb 07, 2018

An outstanding documentary that examines the history and ranks of film composers. Extensive commentary from composers, historians, directors, musicians, and others are found throughout, and their commentary on their own work, as well as their contemporaries, is enlightening and fascinating, as is watching their working process. This is essential viewing for anyone with an interest in the film industry or the genre of film music, which is, as is noted here, the heart and soul of a film.

Jan 02, 2018

Cinematic sound has been an integral part of the movie experience. This documentary examined the progression, the tunes, the instruments and other breakthroughs in feature film music scores. Relive those unforgettable John Williams motifs and orchestral compositions. Worthwhile topic to explore for movie viewers.

Goose bumps? elevated heart palpitation?

Jaws ... ♪♪♪ Da-dum. Da-dum. Da-dum da-dum da-dum da-dum daaaaaaaa ♪♪♪

The Exorcist ... 🔔 🔔 🔔 ding-ding-di-ding, ding-ding-di-ding 🔔 🔔 🔔

Dec 26, 2017

Simply the best documentary I've seen this year. Full of movie music history of the early film music composers such as Bernard Herrmann, Ennio Morricone, to the newer breed like John Williams, Danny Elfman, and Hans Zimmer, we are entranced by the melding of audio and video on the big screen. Through revealing interviews with composers, film directors, and music history experts, this doc traces the process of bringing celluloid alive through the collaboration. of these artists. They even explore the scientific basis of how movie music will sometimes give us goosebumps when we hear it! Several BTS interviews are also worthwhile especially James Cameron discussing movie music for Titanic (with the ship's model behind him in the frame).

Nov 06, 2017

Really enjoyed this look at what goes into scoring a movie. Yes, John Williams gets his due (as he should) but there is also an emphasis on lesser known composers and how they approach their art. I learned a lot!!

Nov 01, 2017

I liked this a lot more than even I was expecting. I love soundtrack music, even though that love falls mainly in the works of composers (Morricone, Herrmann, Barry, etc, etc) from bygone eras of film. Those particular people are covered in this documentary but the main focus is on composers who are currently providing musical scores to your favorite films. The amount of people interviewed in this is partly why this works so well. It's not just a handful of the most prominent names, but dozens-and-dozens of composers sharing their thoughts of how the process of writing for film occurs. If you're a fan of film music, than you probably would like this. If you never even notice the score when watching a movie, you can probably do without this one.

Oct 13, 2017

Excellent film about the music of the movies!! Highly recommend!! Kristi & Abby Tabby


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