CinemaScore

CinemaScore had been started by Lawson and Lance Hill around 1978. The first eight issues were in newsletter format. Number 8’s cover featured a letter from Lawson, apologizing and pronouncing the discontinuance of CinemaScore. Then issue nine showed up, in a digest format (the only one), under the helm of Randall Larson. The subsequent four issues took the form of a full-sized journal. CinemaScore proved an amazing and effervescent companion, with an obvious love and devotion to film music. (Unlike its contemporary publication, Film Score Monthly, where everyone seems to have an ax to grind or a chip on their shoulder). This journal was my guide. Reading this publication fueled my passion for film music. Read on…