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For a predominately visual medium like cinema, its musical component plays a vital role as well, especially its score. In that essential musical accompaniment, the soul of the film is expressed whether it be sweepingly majestic fanfares or delicate lyrical pieces. This documentary explores the artistic role of this special musical discipline that completes the cinematic artistic creation process and the artists who have devoted their careers to this contribution. We explore the form's history and examine the masters who defined it with their own distinctive artistic vision. In doing so, the various components of this delicate creative process are revealed as they create a musical compositional work that has inspired a popular appreciation of music in all its forms, which gave some old musical ways their own new lease on life.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
When I heard about this documentary, I was very interested in seeing it because I love the special features of DVD's and Blu-ray disks. Also, much of my music collection is movie soundtracks. The film was shown at the Calgary International Film Festival and this gave me the opportunity to not only see "Score: A Film Music Documentary" but also to meet director Matt Schrader and composer Christophe Beck. The film was very thorough on the subject. It presents the history and creation of film music in such a captivating way. I also loved how the film highlighted some of today's great film composers. As someone who already knew the value of a film score however, I wonder about the impact this movie would have on someone who took the musical score of a movie for granted. If it alters their perception, then as many people as possible should see "Score".
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