Apr 16, 1974 · "Score" is an adult comedy/drama, and the sex scenes are interestingly crafted. The film is full of tacky charms, witty lines, and memorable images. It's a great reflection of the swingin' 70's, and the sexual revolution.
- Radley Metzger
- Not Rated
Jul 13, 2001 · The Score ( 2001) The Score. R | 2h 4min | Action, Crime, Drama | 13 July 2001 (USA) An aging thief hopes to retire and live off his ill-gotten wealth when a young kid convinces him into doing one last heist.
- Frank Oz
THE FILM SCORE This documentary brings Hollywood's premier composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world's most widely known music genre: the film score.
The Score is a 2001 American crime film directed by Frank Oz, and starring Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Angela Bassett and Marlon Brando in his final film role. It was the only time that Brando and De Niro appeared onscreen together. The screenplay was based on a story by Daniel E. Taylor and Kario Salem.
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- Radley Metzger
- First Run Features
The Score Critics Consensus Though the movie treads familiar ground in the heist/caper genre, Robert DeNiro, Edward Norton, and Marlon Brando make the movie worth watching.
- mystery and thriller
- Begin with a simple melody. As a composer, your job is to create an original yet familiar theme that pushes the story forward. The theme should tell the parallel story that the director set out to tell, not just exist on its own as a concept.
- Compose narratively. Stick to the story and never abandon it. You will develop a score that coexists elegantly with the world the director creates. To do this, you must live in the world of the story.
- Think in terms of sound palettes. Your sound palette is the uniquely evocative collection of sounds and instruments you use for your score. Music and image complement one another, so work to create sound palettes that coexist with the cinematographer’s approach to telling the story.
- Know your role in the process. Keep in mind that a composer works for the film’s director. Some directors give wide leeway to their composers, while some have very strong opinions that may clash with a composer’s instincts.
A film score is original music written specifically to accompany a film. The score forms part of the film's soundtrack, which also, usually includes pre-existing music, dialogue and sound effects, and comprises a number of orchestral, instrumental, or choral pieces called cues, which are timed to begin and end at specific points during the film in order to enhance the dramatic narrative and the emotional impact of the scene in question.
Riding an early seventies wave of ever more liberal big screen morals, Score takes us to the imaginary city of Leisure, where an experienced couple are playing dangerous games of seduction on the swinging scene.
- Jason Zumwalt
- The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001) Is there anything more ethereal than the elves in this movie? Yes, there is. Howard Shore’s score seems to have hatched from a celestial bubble of creativity that has been traveling the cosmos ever since JRR Tolkien slipped this mortal coil.
- Jaws (1975) What John Williams is able to do in the signature piece of music we all know and loathe to hear when swimming is nothing short of miraculous.
- Back To The Future (1985) An easy way to tell if a soundtrack earns its place among the best film scores of all time: just bring to mind a piece of dialogue… “Roads?
- Lawrence Of Arabia (1962) For many, the work of Maurice Jarre conjures the sweeping scores of John Williams, but it was Jaree who first soundtracked one of the greatest adventures to appear on screen when he scored this 1962 desert epic starring Peter O’Toole.