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A documentary on film music; Syfy Films Sets ‘Atomica’ Arc – Deadline

Gravitas Ventures secured the North American rights to Score: A documentary on film music, which examines the creative process of composing film music with some of the best-known artists in the field. The film, which hits theaters in May, features Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Danny Elfman, Trent Reznor, Randy Newman, Howard Shore, Rachel Portman, Jerry […]

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Gravitas buys ‘Score: A Film Music Documentary’ for North America

Gravitas Ventures has acquired the North American rights to “Score: A Film Music Documentary”, which explores the process of composing film music. The film includes interviews with Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Danny Elfman, Trent Reznor, Randy Newman, Howard Shore, Rachel Portman, Jerry Goldsmith, Quincy Jones, James Cameron and the late James Horner and Garry Marshall. […]

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The tragedy of Nick Cave and the very beautiful musical documentary

After showing the film at home, Andrew Dominik talks about the art of filming grief in black and white 3D. Andrew Dominik has created a beautiful, immersive and emotional experience in “One More Time With Feeling”. Born out of Nick Cave’s heartbreak, it’s black and white, 3D, and a musical documentary like no other. I […]

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Music Documentary Is ‘A Trojan Horse,’ Says Oscar-Winner Morgan Neville : NPR

Director Morgan Neville has made one of the most memorable music documentaries of recent times. His 2013 film 20 feet from famefor which he won an Oscar and a Grammy, chronicled the journeys of five unsung rock heroes: the backing vocalists who animated some of popular music’s biggest hits. Neville has a long history as […]

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‘A Song for You’ Review: Keith Maitland’s Austin Music Documentary

A pleasantly discursive guide to the longest-running musical program in television history, “A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story” is the latest in a thriving subgenre of documentaries devoted to the proposition that Austin is the live music capital of the world. , if not the entire galaxy. Director Keith Maitland’s obvious labor […]

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Apple Music and Vice team up for music documentary series

Apple Music joins Vice for their upcoming documentary series about local music scenes around the world. Modern media network Vice has become known for its in-depth, “real-life” documentaries on cultures, issues and the arts around the world. Now they’re teaming up with Apple’s new streaming service, Apple Music, for a series of documentaries focused on […]

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Will it be a musical documentary or a documentary on war criminals?

It’s been a week since the Academy’s documentary branch selected its long list of 15 documentary finalists, five of which will compete for the final prize, and already 2014 feels like 2014 all over again. More specifically, the early signs point to a runoff between Joshua Oppenheimer, astute exponent of war criminals hidden in plain […]

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“Muscle Shoals”: Johnny Depp is developing a TV series based on a musical documentary

Johnny Depp’s production company Infinitum Nihil is teaming up with Richard Branson’s Virgin Produced and City Entertainment to develop a series based on the musical documentary “Muscle Shoals.” The Grammy-nominated documentary celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs like “I’ll Take You […]

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Cuban music documentary ‘Buena Vista Social Club’ gets an encore

The Buena Vista Social Club band members return to the big screen to say goodbye. Sixteen years after the release of Wim Wenders’ eponymous documentary about the Cuban music group, the sequel, “Buena Vista Social Club – Adios,” is set to begin production, Broad Green Pictures announced Friday. Directed this time by Lucy Walker (“Waste […]

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‘Score: A Film Music Documentary’ Reaches Kickstarter Goal and More

The first-ever film music documentary is heading towards the final stanza of a Kickstarter campaign with an end goal of $100,000. With more than two dozen interviews with film composers already filmed, Score: A documentary on film music already has Hans Zimmer (see clip below), Danny Elfman, Howard Shore and Christophe Beck on board, in […]

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‘Foo Fighters Sonic Highways’ musical documentary premieres on HBO – The Denver Post

Dave Grohl packs a lot of story, sentiment, and personality into his HBO music series — and the massive project almost eludes him. The documentary, timed to coincide with the Foo Fighters’ upcoming album, tells several stories at once: the history of American rock music, the history of some music studios, the memories of some […]

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Are these the best concert movies of all time? | Music documentary

Björk’s latest concert film, Biophilia Live, will be shown in cinemas around the world. Recorded live at London’s Alexandra Palace in 2013, the concert featured dizzying visuals, an Icelandic choir and a truly top-notch wig. I was at the concert, and although Björk showed her routine genius, I don’t know if the resulting film can […]

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Movie Review – ‘Muscle Shoals’

Roger Hawkins, a member of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (also known as the Swampers), is just one of many musicians captured in this documentary about the famous city. Magnolia Pictures hide caption toggle caption Magnolia Pictures Roger Hawkins, a member of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (also known as the Swampers), is just one […]

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Spotify pays homage to Nirvana with a horrifying mess of a music documentary series

Spotify Landmark is a new series of audio documentaries that Spotify says will capture “the story behind some of music’s greatest moments, told by the people who created them”. The pilot episode (Spotify link, but you can listen to it online here without a Spotify account) centers around Nirvana’s latest studio album, In utero, which […]

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Sir David Attenborough and Björk in a musical documentary

August 3, 2012, 2:37 PM ‘The Nature of Music’ explores the connection between the sounds of the natural world and the sounds we recognize as music today, with help from Iceland’s pop star and Britain’s best-known naturalist. Sir David Attenborough teams up with eccentric Icelandic pop star Björk for a new Channel 4 documentary exploring […]

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Fame, £5,000 – and death threats | Music documentary

I traveled to Afghanistan in January 2002, just months after the Taliban fled from Kabul, to make a documentary for the BBC on the return of music to the capital. Despite the chaos, the thirst for music – banned under the Taliban regime – was incredible. Cassette and video players were brought out of hiding […]