Old 6th July 2003, 03:45   #1
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Movie Soundtrack VS Movie Score

I'm just wondering, what is the difference between a Movie Score and a Movie Soundtrack? I've always thought that a Soundtrack contained songs played in the credits (or sometimes during an interlude during the movie), and those songs are usually lyrical. A score contains (usually) symphonic background music played during the entire movie, usually non-lyrical.

That's what I thought.

However, many movie music CDs I bought seem to contradict my reasoning, for example, on the case of the FOTR "movie music", it said "Original Motion Picture Soundtrack"...

Can anybody clear this up for me? Thanks...
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Old 6th July 2003, 05:17   #2
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Soundtrack and score can be the same thing for some movies and different things for other movies. Your idea of the difference between the two is basically correct, but movies like FOTR don't really have soundtrack type songs so the score becomes the soundtrack.
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Old 6th July 2003, 20:18   #3
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The "score" is the written or printed composition of the music.
The "soundtrack" is the actual music recorded on tracks in the film,
or on a CD.

The score you read.
The soundtrack you hear.
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Old 7th July 2003, 07:51   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by papadoc
The "score" is the written or printed composition of the music.
The "soundtrack" is the actual music recorded on tracks in the film,
or on a CD.

The score you read.
The soundtrack you hear.

Beat me to it
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Old 10th July 2003, 16:32   #5
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Talking Timeship Studio soundtracks

Check out our own soundtracks at http://timeshipstudio.com and let me know if you love/hate it?
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Old 14th July 2003, 09:35   #6
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The terms are ambiguous and not used correctly.

Watch however, for they phrase "Original Score" which indicates music composed for the movie, and not another random pop music collection.
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Old 14th July 2003, 14:48   #7
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The soundtrack I'm talking about WAS composed for an anime movie, which now is used in a radio drama theater. Also, there ARE soundtracks scored and composed especially for radio theaters. However, I'm not sure to which of the posts you're replying here, so... I rest my case.
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Old 15th July 2003, 08:21   #8
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