SCORE: A Film Music Documentary
SCORE: A Film Music Documentary (2017)

What makes a film score unforgettable? SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY brings Hollywood's elite composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world's most… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 16, 2017
DVD Release Date: September 5, 2017
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Consensus: SCORE: A Film Music Documentary offers a long-overdue look at an integral component of cinema whose abbreviated overview of the subject should only leave viewers ready for more.

Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

A genial 93-minute dash through the history, process and contemporary practice of film composition.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

"Score: A Film Music Documentary" spotlights such a rich and fascinating topic - the craft of motion picture scoring - that its mere presence proves a feast for the eyes and ears.

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Jessica Baxter
Hammer to Nail

It's lots of fun revisiting favorite emotional cinematic moments and also noting the vastly different outfits that score orchestra musicians choose to wear to work, from business suits to sweats.

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

Score: A Film Music Documentary is a celebration of the artists who create the musical heartbeat of the movies we love

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

It's a well researched, solidly constructed, star-studded look into a film community that has been vital since the days of silent pictures. Highly recommended.

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Alex Arabian
Film Inquiry

Schrader delves into film music by merely acting as a fly on the wall, letting the masterminds speak for themselves, creating a non-intrusive film with a pulsating heartbeat.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Along the way, some treasure is mined from the film's numerous speakers, all of whom seemed happily enamored with their work.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

"Score" does leave you with a real respect for these people, and their tireless search for ways to turn emotion into sound. An honest appreciation for their literally invisible work. And a determination, I hope, to go out and buy some of it ...

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Leonard Maltin

I would recommend Score: A Film Music Documentary to any and every film buff.

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