SCORE: A Film Music Documentary

If you love movies, movie soundtracks, and behind the scenes documentaries, then SCORE is for you. The documentary Score explores the process of scoring a film, and looks at the impact and evolution of film scores throughout the years.

The documentary basically contains two parts intertwined, recording sessions for films and interviews with major composers, directors, film historians, etc. Some of the scoring sessions included may not sound interesting, like for the movie Minions, but the intricate process is worth watching even if the film may seem silly. The other focus of the film is on interviews with composers who discuss their influences, their past film scores, and the process of composing a film. Major composers, and some of my favorite composers, included in the documentary are Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Danny Elfman, Trent Reznor, and Howard Shore.

SCORE does not have a narrator but allows interviews and the music, from films such as Jurassic Park, The Lord of the Rings, Titanic, and The Social Network, to lead it. The documentary allows a peak into an important aspect of filmmaking. Now it does not have a major national release, but is released more like a smaller film, with staggered dates and only in major cities. If you do not live in a city where it will be screened, you can also wait for it to be released as a DVD and on streaming devices.

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