“SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY” arranges for release on June 16th (Review)


From Gravitas Ventures, Director Matt Schrader makes his feature film debut with the captivating Indiegogo funded project, SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY. The film delves deep into the scoring process and sounds that came together to create some of the most popular compositions of all time.

Read more about the film below:

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. 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.

There is no denying that the score is the ‘heartbeat of a film’ which can take the viewer into a mesmerizing cinematic experience. The documentary talks to some of film’s most recognized composers and music industry driving forces, including Hans Zimmer (INTERSTELLAR, INCEPTION, THE DARK KNIGHT), Tom Holkenborg (MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, BATMAN V SUPERMAN, DEADPOOL), and Christopher Young (HELLRAISER, DRAG ME TO HELL, SINISTER), as they give their thoughts on the evolution of film music since the birth of motion pictures.

SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY interviewee Dr. Siu-Lan Tan, professor of psychology at Kalamazoo College, explains how it can affect the audience physiologically and goes into detail about the power and impact of music. Tan also mentions the influence sounds can have in order to drive the viewer’s eyes to certain movements within each shot on the screen. Music has the power to affect its audience in various ways, whether it’s by triggering an emotion or bringing back a memory. The score to a film is vital in capturing the audience and producing the desired emotions from screen to soul.

There are a couple of great focuses on horror film compositions, such as Bernard Herrmann’s PSYCHO tune with the unsettling, repetitive violin screeching which made the iconic shower scene more graphic and immensely frightening. The documentary also mentions John Williams’ score for JAWS with the ever popular doom-filled tone foreshadowing the shark’s wrath to come. These classic horror film examples demonstrate the grave importance of music in film.

SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY is a beautiful, enlightening production. Lovers of all film genres will appreciate this feature.

Don’t miss your chance to see this on June 16th!

For more information visit the official website at: https://www.score-movie.com/

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April Bedan
April serves as a FANGORIA Staff Member and Manager of its record label, Fangoria Musick. She also works full-time within the University of Texas system where she serves as a data specialist in Admissions and Enrollment Management. She spends her scarce downtime making music videos and short films of things from your nightmares.
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