Score: A Film Music Documentary

dir. Matt Schrader 2016 United States 93 min.
2017 – DOC NYC New York, 2017 – IFF San Francisco, 2017 – IFF Calgary
How was the music for blockbusters like "James Bond" and "Star Wars" created?

What makes a film score unforgettable? Featuring Hans Zimmer, James Cameron, Danny Elfman, John Williams, Quincy Jones, Trent Reznor, Howard Shore, Rachel Portman, Thomas Newman, Randy Newman, Leonard Maltin, and the late James Horner and Garry Marshall, 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 international music genre: the film score.

Film composers are tasked with crafting the emotional heartbeat of films, creating a musical storylines that can enhance or even purposely play against the picture to achieve the desired emotional effect on the audience — sometimes inspiring strong emotions from audiences around the world.

The documentary contains interviews with dozens of film composers who discuss their craft and the magic of film music while exploring the impact of influential scores throughout history, including James Bond, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean, Titanic, The Social Network, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Psycho.

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