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SCORE: A Film Music Documentary (2017)

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Critic 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.

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

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

July 12, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

"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.

June 22, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

June 22, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

"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 ...

June 16, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

This is a movie that is too frenetic and basic to make a substantial impression. I appreciated a kernel of observation here and there, but not enough for me to give it a whole-hearted embrace.

June 16, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, it aims to be as comprehensive as possible about a subject as old as cinema itself, and as a result ends up feeling both breezy and overlong.

June 15, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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