Film screening is free and open to the public.
What makes a score unforgettable? Taking a peek at how composers developed some of the most iconic scores in history, SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY follows the creative struggles of designing a modern soundtrack from scratch, featuring some of cinema’s most recognized names in film music. SCORE explores the power and influence of film scores in the modern world while revealing the evolution of sound and how composers assemble music the complements a picture to achieve powerful reactions from worldwide audiences.
SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY grew from a personal exploration of film music’s power into a focused examination of why we feel these moments, and what goes into making them. Told entirely through the perspectives of film composers, directors and musicians, SCORE reveals the inspiration, instrumentation, ideas, challenges and triumphs of creating the modern Hollywood soundtrack.
In one of SCORE’s early interviews, legendary composer Hans Zimmer made a careful distinction between music’s role in film versus its performance. After scoring 150 films — including Rain Man, The Lion King, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight and Inception — Zimmer expressed film doesn’t just allow for a score to exist; the film medium sets the stage for it. “Film music can elevate,” he said.
Over two years, SCORE’s team has left jobs, sacrificed thousands of hours, and traveled around the world to collect the most definitive body of interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and archival collections ever compiled for this feature-length documentary. The result is a testament to the small, unpaid team that saw potential in an idea about why film music gives us goosebumps — and a testament to the composers who shape these powerful, awe-inspiring moments. We hope you’ll enjoy SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY not only as a privileged look at a secretive and little-know art form, but as an exploration of music’s ability to evoke powerful emotions in us, and a tuneful celebration of film scores beloved the world over.
This screening is a part of the 2017-2018 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. The Capitol Arts Center/The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center is one of several community screening partners. Others include The Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Warren County Public Library, W.K.U. Cultural Arts Enhancement Series, Gallery 916, 440 Main, White Squirrel Brewery, and Susan and Chuck Webb.