Tom Dowd and the Language of Music
Tom Dowd and the Language of Music (2004)

Independent filmmaker Mark Moormann directs the feature-length documentary Tom Dowd and the Language of Music. Shot on color and black-and-white16 mm film stock, the biography is a personal portrait of legendary recording engineer and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 13, 2004
DVD Release Date: August 31, 2004
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ted Fry
Seattle Times

Affable and hugely entertaining.

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Steve Morse
Boston Globe

As a probing look at a really nice-guy genius in the studio world, it succeeds admirably.

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

A must see for any fan of popular music from the latter half of the 20th century.

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Joel Selvin
San Francisco Chronicle

A fitting epitaph for a giant few people outside the industry knew but whose work everybody heard.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Deserves credit, not only for choosing a wonderful and deserving subject for a film, but for doing him proud.

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Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

The film's high points are to be found in tremendous archival footage.

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Howard Cohen
Miami Herald

Visually appealing.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

A loving portrait of 50 years of pop music and a man who by all accounts was a musical genius.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This highly enjoyable documentary makes sure that Dowd's contribution to the music business will not be forgotten.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
great subject - decent movie