Today’s subject is film scores. Don’t forget to check out my recent guest post about writing from emotions in music (specifically film scores) on Hannah’s blog. Thank you Hannah for letting me post! Someday you’ll be seeing a guest post on here written by Hannah herself. Her posts are helpful, inspiring, funny, and just plain awesome and it’s a privilege to exchange writing with her.
So, I am super excited because there is a documentary coming out… on film scores! Doesn’t get better than that. In this documentary, film score composers will be interviewed and talk about their careers … thus, the title: Score: A Film Music Documentary. … The story behind what I argue is one of the most important aspect in movies: the music. If you’re into film scores or movie soundtracks, you should definitely see this.
Set to be released on April 2016, it will be “starring” Hans Zimmer (Pirates of the Caribbean [woot woot!]), Danny Elfman (Alice in Wonderland), and Trent Reznor (The Social Network). Other great composers will also be interviewed such as Brian Tyler (Avengers), Henry Jackman (X-men), Jerry Goldsmith – archive footage (Star Trek), Harry Gregson-Williams (Narnia), John Powell (How to Train Your Dragon), Patrick Doyle (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Steve Jablonsky (Transformers), Elmer Bernstein – archive footage (Magnificent Seven), and a ton of others. Information on the synopsis and cast are found here on IMDB and another source of information for the documentary is an article from the Film Music Magazine. Unfortunately, I did not see John Williams being cast, but in my research I saw that they will be talking about Steven Spielberg, E.T., and John Williams, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed …
The official trailer has been out for a while and is amazing. I just got even more enraptured after watching. I haven’t read anywhere if it will be released in theaters, but maybe it will since it looks like a good documentary. Either on just DVD or in theaters, it will be released in November. Which suddenly sounds very far away …
This post has been updated recently, as the original post had the release date for October 2015. Unfortunately, they have pushed the release date further away, so it is set to be released on November 2016, as aforementioned.
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We’ll be watching for this!