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The Role of Scoring in Films
Many film composers will say that the best kind of score is one where the audience won’t even really notice. Others like Clint Mansell in a recent interview, thinks that’s completely the opposite, and that film scores should be integrated within a film, that a film would lose a large part of its narrative without it.
But in the end isn’t it true that a film shouldn’t rely on the score to express its ideas through the visual language of film? Discuss the advantages of the more "invisible" approach and the more integrated approach to film scoring.