Music documentary

‘Two Trains Runnin’ Musical Documentary Captures 1964 Collision Between Blues and Civil Rights

The delta blues, epitomized by giants like Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, was an intensely personal moan of music. Sam Pollard’s energetic and incisive documentary “Two Trains Runnin’” shines a light on a time when this beating heart of African-American culture pointed to a curious crossroads in the civil rights movement. It tells the story […]

Music documentary

‘Score: A Film Music Documentary’ sheds light on an essential – but often overlooked – part of the filmmaking process

What is your favorite film music? Music is a big factor in almost all of my favorite movies. The score for Requiem for a dream alternates between the sonic equivalent of Clint Mansell’s panic and the minimalist chord progressions of the Kronos Quartet. Jon Brion and Amy Mann Magnolia The soundtrack is so fused into […]