On this page:
Film score: 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 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. Scores are written by one or more composers, under the guidance of, or in collaboration with the film's director and/or producer, and are then usually performed by and ensemble of musicians – most often comprising an orchestra or band, instrumental soloists, and choir or vocalists – and recorded by a sound engineer.
- also known as Film music
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Film score
Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):
Film Music (2000)
by Mark Russell, James Edward Young
A film score is a part of the general sound design of the film and the areas you don't have music are just as important as the areas where you decide to score. In the early days of film scoring there was a tendency to have music wall-to-wall.
by Roberta Pearson, Philip Simpson
the film score. Thus, even though thescore forPsychois privilegedwithinthe filmby a lackof diegetic music,Brown concludesthat: The absence ofany music comingover a radio, phonograph, or what have you,has the function of heightening the ...
by Melissa U. D. Goldsmith, Paige A. Willson, Anthony J. Fonseca
Soundtrack and Album The 1958 version of Shadows was supposed to have an improvised film score that featured Charles Mingus on bass; however, Mingus was unavailable during Cassavetes's later revisions. Recordings of Mingus were ...
A Dictionary of Film Studies (2012)
by Annette Kuhn, Guy Westwell
Thomas, Tony Film Score: The Art and Craft of Movie Music (1991). Scotland, film in ...
by the late Leonard Feather, Ira Gitler
Wrote film score for Invasion of the Body Snatchers '78. Continued ...
Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Film score
Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:
Share this page
Go to the usage examples of Film score to see it in context!