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Walter Murch

Walter Murch has been editing sound in Hollywood since starting on Francis Ford Coppola's film The Rain People (1969). He edited sound on American Graffiti (1973) and The Godfather: Part II (1974), won his first Academy Award nomination for The Conversation (1974), won his first Oscar for Apocalypse Now (1979), and won an unprecedented double ... See full bio »
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 2014 Cutaways (Documentary short) (sound designer)
 2013 Particle Fever (Documentary) (sound re-recording mixer)
 2009 Tetro (sound re-recordist)
 2007 Youth Without Youth (sound re-recording mixer)
 2007 Seeing in the Dark (TV Movie documentary) (sound mixer)
 2005 Jarhead (re-recording mixer)
 2003 Cold Mountain (sound re-recording mixer)
 2002 K-19: The Widowmaker (sound re-recording mixer)
 1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley (sound re-recording mixer)
 1996 The English Patient (sound re-recording mixer)
 1995 First Knight (sound re-recording mixer)
 1994 Crumb (Documentary) (sound re-recording mixer)
 1993 Romeo Is Bleeding (sound re-recordist)
 1990 The Godfather: Part III (sound re-recording mixer)
 1990 Ghost (sound re-recording mixer)
 1981 Dragonslayer (sound re-recordist)
 1979 Apocalypse Now (sound designer) / (sound montage) / (sound re-recording mixer)
 1974 The Godfather: Part II (sound montage) / (sound re-recordist)
 1974 The Conversation (re-recording) / (sound editor - uncredited) / (sound montage)
 1973 American Graffiti (sound montage) / (sound re-recordist)
 1971 THX 1138 (sound montage)
 1970 Gimme Shelter (Documentary) (sound)
 1970 The Great Walled City of Xan (Short) (sound)
 1969 The Rain People (sound montage)
 1968 The New Cinema (TV Movie documentary) (sound)
 1894 Dickson Experimental Sound Film (Short) (sound designer - 2003 release)
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Book: "In the Blink of an Eye" First Edition, 1995, Second Edition, 2001 See more »

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[about the opening scene of Apocalypse Now (1979):] "You're looking at a character whose head is enveloped in flames, and then at slow-motion helicopter blades slicing through his body, superimposed upon a whirling ceiling fan, and strange sounds and music intermingling from different sources; you're probably aware you're watching a film, not an imitation of real life. Even dreams, despite their ... See more »


Musique concrète, the French school which made music out of everyday sounds by manipulating them on magnetic tape, was an early influence. See more »

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