SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
2017, Gravitas Ventures, 93 min, USA, Dir: Matt Schrader

What makes a film score unforgettable? Featuring Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, John Williams, Quincy Jones, Trent Reznor, Howard Shore, Rachel Portman, Randy Newman and the late James Horner, 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 screen imagery 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 some of the most iconic and beloved scores in history: PSYCHO, TITANIC, THE SOCIAL NETWORK, and the James Bond, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Pirates of the Caribbean franchises.


DIAL M FOR MURDER
1954, Warner Bros., 105 min, Dir: Alfred Hitchcock

Suave, cold-blooded Ray Milland plots to murder his beautiful wife (Grace Kelly) and leaves the key to their apartment outside for his hired killer (Anthony Dawson). When the killer has a bit of trouble - to put it mildly - with a pair of scissors, a new Pandora’s box of complications opens up. Unfortunately, scheming Milland may still be able to pull off his plan - that is, unless Kelly’s old flame, Robert Cummings and unflappable Scotland Yard inspector John Williams can determine what really happened that fateful night. Maestro Hitchcock masterfully adapts Frederick Knott’s hit stage play to the big screen (it was originally presented in 3-D).


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