Score: A Film Music Documentary Dives Into the World of Film Composers


As I’ve mentioned before, I believe the music of a film to be one of the most important and, perhaps, unappreciated characters of a movie. As James Cameron states, “The score is the heartbeat of the film.” Without a soundtrack, many films would fail to have the emotional impact that they bring to the table. Just think of Aliens without James Horner’s bombastic offering or Rosemary’s Baby without Krzysztof Komeda’s stunning score. It just wouldn’t feel right.

Score: A Film Music Documentary is an upcoming feature from Gravitas Ventures that interviews directors and composers about the importance of a film score. It includes interviews with some of the greatest composers of film history, including John Williams, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, Trent Reznor, Howard Shore, and more.

A trailer has been released, which you can see below. The film will be coming to theaters on June 16th.

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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