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Lights! Action! Music! (2007)

John Barry , Terence Blanchard , Dan Lieberstein  |  NR |  DVD
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  • Actors: John Barry, Terence Blanchard, Carter Burwell, Francis Ford Coppola, Elliot Goldenthal
  • Directors: Dan Lieberstein
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Millennium
  • DVD Release Date: December 11, 2007
  • Run Time: 57 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184,662 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Many of the world's greatest living composers and directors share their stories and explain their craft as they take you through a cinematic journey of filmmaking and music collaboration, while discussing the importance of music in film.

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* Approx. 2 hours of Bonus Material
* Composer Interviews
* Director Interviews
* Interviews with Film and Music Technicians
* Previews

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By Elle
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.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but could have been so much more August 17, 2013
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Five minutes into this film, I had high hopes--the clips of interviews with film directors and composers suggested they were going to delve into the ways in which music shapes our viewing experience. They mused evocatively about music's relation to story and emotion.

But basically, then, they just kept doing that for the rest of the hour, intercut with scenes and music from various films considered to have great scores (weirdly, to my mind, the music was not necessarily matched with the scenes--the main theme would play throughout the segment, with random clips from the film interspersed with the interviews--even though at least one interviewee talked about how important the timing and matching of music to particular scene was). There is some discussion of the process, which is interesting (didn't know that often the composer and orchestrator are different people), but all of the interesting points made by interviewees could have been made so much better with illustrations. For example:

- Composers talk about searching for and discarding themes until they hit upon the right idea. Why not show clips from a movie with a 'wrong' and then a 'right' idea? Or have one of the composers play an example of how they developed an idea, and why?
- Composers discuss the importance of timing--why not show clips with music starting (e.g.) just before, at the moment of, or after a kiss to demonstrate the difference?

I could go on. But there are no such illuminating examples.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just What I Expected November 14, 2010
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I teach music appreciation in high school and ordered this to go along with the chapter on film music. I plan to use it as a possible resource.
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