Score: A Film Music Documentary

Score: A Film Music Documentary

By Matt Schrader

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2017-05-12
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 1h 32min
  • Director: Matt Schrader
  • Production Company: Epicleff Media
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99
From 3 Ratings


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.”




  • Incredible...

    By Winesnob316
    Truly one of the best documentaries I've ever seen. Well worth your time and money to watch.
  • Well worth the time

    By Tranque
    Fantastic film that introduces you to the behind-the-scenes of film scoring and introduces us to the greats of the field discussed, analyzed and canonized by their colleagues, proteges and the those that worked alongside side of them. Truly excellent film.
  • Watch It

    By Unhappy sister
    If you love movies, you will appreciate this film.
  • Poor

    By Megan 0571
    A limited view that stifles the infinite possibilities of film scoring. Boring. Subjective intellectualized bla bla by Hollywood cinema composers.
  • Very Inspirational to aspiring composers such as myself

    By J-Reitz
    This documentary was great! It gave a very good look at the history and evolution of film music as well as highlighted the big names in the industry throughout the years. I wish it went more in depth with the process but that wasn't the point of the documentary so no points lost there. There were only two minor things I didn't like. #1, No Henry Mancini? They quickly showed the Pink Panther theme but no credit was given nor name mentioned. #2, I wish James Horner's tribute happened either before the credits or right when they began. But that's just me. If I hadn't of known before watching I would have missed it.
  • Fantastic for Score or films Buffs

    By Green-paws
    I've been waiting (not very patiently) over a year to see Score as it wasn't playing anywhere near where I live. I wan't dissapointed. It's a wonderful look into the world of film scores for music fans and also for those with just a casual interest in films and how they move people. Some major players are featured and, just becasue I wondered before viewing, even though they weren't able to interview John Williams, there are some great archival interviews featured as well as an overview of his seminal role in the medium. Score is an informative and highly entertaining gift for film score fans.
  • Insightful, Well-Made, and All-Around Enjoyable

    By JakeHageman
    Wow!! This is easily the best documentary I have ever seen in my life. This movie is super insightful into the world of film scoring and the impact it has on a film. Not only do you get insight from COUNTLESS film composers, but you also get insight from directors and other people involved in the filmmaking process, all speaking about how important the score is to a film and how it impacts the viewer. And after watching the film, you really get a picture of how some of the most legendary scores of all time became so memorable in the time it came out...and how it still is as iconic as it is today. Spectacular film. BUY IT AND WATCH IT!!
  • Worth it!

    By Huskerkeeg
    Greatest documentary of all time and truly inspiring. Watched it multiple times and get goosebumps every time. Great watch for anyone.
  • Informative and funny, with a couple of surprise moments.

    By P. Alberto Sanchez
    HOW DID I NOT KNOW HANS ZIMMER WAS IN THE BUGGLES?! As a self professed "music snob," this moment came as a revelation for me. Sorry for the spoiler, but there are definitely a lot more moments just like that in "Score." When you add in the humor and the knowledge that these composers impart, it's an amazing look into a world of film we might take for granted, but never will again after watching this.
  • Informative and Inspiring

    By Rms16270
    This doc gives outsiders a detailed look into the world and workflow of film composition. It also provides a crash course in film music history. Very fascinating entertaining! Highly recommend to music, film and documentary lovers.