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A Film Music Documentary

DVD - 2017
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This film brings Hollywood's elite composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the challenges of the composing the film score.
Publisher: [El Segundo, Calif.] :, Gravitas Ventures,, [2017]
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
NTSC
digital,optical,surround
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Film music documentary
Summary: This film brings Hollywood's elite composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the challenges of the composing the film score.

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jimg2000
Jan 02, 2018

Cinematic sound has been an integral part of the movie experience. This documentary examined the progression, the tunes, the instruments and other breakthroughs in feature film music scores. Relive those unforgettable John Williams motifs and orchestral compositions. Worthwhile topic to explore for movie viewers.

Goose bumps? elevated heart palpitation?

Jaws ... ♪♪♪ Da-dum. Da-dum. Da-dum da-dum da-dum da-dum daaaaaaaa ♪♪♪

The Exorcist ... ♪♪♪ ding-ding-di-ding, ding-ding-di-ding ♪♪♪

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Dec 26, 2017

Simply the best documentary I've seen this year. Full of movie music history of the early film music composers such as Bernard Herrmann, Ennio Morricone, to the newer breed like John Williams, Danny Elfman, and Hans Zimmer, we are entranced by the melding of audio and video on the big screen. Through revealing interviews with composers, film directors, and music history experts, this doc traces the process of bringing celluloid alive through the collaboration. of these artists. They even explore the scientific basis of how movie music will sometimes give us goosebumps when we hear it! Several BTS interviews are also worthwhile especially James Cameron discussing movie music for Titanic (with the ship's model behind him in the frame).

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winston16
Nov 06, 2017

Really enjoyed this look at what goes into scoring a movie. Yes, John Williams gets his due (as he should) but there is also an emphasis on lesser known composers and how they approach their art. I learned a lot!!

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theedavispresley
Nov 01, 2017

I liked this a lot more than even I was expecting. I love soundtrack music, even though that love falls mainly in the works of composers (Morricone, Herrmann, Barry, etc, etc) from bygone eras of film. Those particular people are covered in this documentary but the main focus is on composers who are currently providing musical scores to your favorite films. The amount of people interviewed in this is partly why this works so well. It's not just a handful of the most prominent names, but dozens-and-dozens of composers sharing their thoughts of how the process of writing for film occurs. If you're a fan of film music, than you probably would like this. If you never even notice the score when watching a movie, you can probably do without this one.

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maipenrai
Oct 13, 2017

Excellent film about the music of the movies!! Highly recommend!! Kristi & Abby Tabby

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