SCORE, the new documentary, shows us the modern-day work that goes into creating movie music. Take a look at the trailer.
In the 1990s, not long after TITANIC had become a surprise box office blockbuster, there was a special re-release of the 1939 movie classic, GONE WITH THE WIND. Now there's another famous film score. I had a date. I asked him out to see a GONE WITH THE WIND showing in New York City. He was up for it. He'd never seen the movie. I'd seen it several times but was eager to see this remastered edition on a big screen with the overture, intermission music and exit music. I did not expect the theater to be packed, but it was. And not just with older folks. This was a theater full of film lovers. There was huge applause when Scarlett delivers the final line and the Max Steiner music swells up. The audience even stayed seated through the exit music.
He replied, "Yeah! That was something. And there was hardly any music in the whole movie." He wasn't kidding. He made his casual remark quite seriously.
That was our second date. And our last.