Originally Posted by kedrell
Score isn't SFX. I think you really want to notice the score. I know I do.
A lot of composers think if the audience isn't paying attention to the music during the movie. Then they've done their job. Elfman has stated that many times. I remember somewhere Giacchino stated he didn't want a scene that didn't need music to have music. I remember an interview Newton Howard shared with Zimmer, Peter Bart, and Peter Guber(on the long canceled Sunday Morning Shootout from AMC), where he stated music can hurt a movie or something to that extent. So in all honesty most composers don't really want the music to call attention to itself, but to only benefit the scenes and movies itself.