Finally See and Hear Today's Film Composers on Screen!
Elle | California | 04/22/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As a huge film music enthusiast, I was ecstatic to view this short documentary (barely an hour), which is basically a collective discussion about the art of film music. Voices include directors and producers, notably Francis Ford Coppola and Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding), and a myriad of film composers. What impressed me really was the variety of film composers' viewpoints sought: Carter Burwell (who recently scored the Twilight film), Rachel Portman (first woman to win an Oscar for best score), Terence Blanchard (who talks about his long collaboration with Spike Lee), and John Barry (James Bond) are particularly featured, and they all discuss their insights in the role of film music.
There are several extended interviews with the composers in the bonus features, and this is really a wonderful opportunity to hear and learn about how music fits into a film straight from the composer; however, I wish there had included a segment on songs in movies, and perhaps a songwriter's point of view too."