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Sound And Fury: Bela Tarr’S “The Turin Horse” Plus More At The Cannes Film Festival

17 May 2011 5:19 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Sound design can be a filmmaker’s secret weapon. Psycho (1960) and Dirty Dancing (1987) aside, moviegoers are often hard pressed to remember the popular songs played in a film, let alone what a film itself sounded like. Yet in these layered, dense aural textures, every footstep and cigarette burn is meticulously tuned. Though it may never climb to the level of conscious analysis, this can have a deep psychological and emotional effect–particularly if the audience is treated to the top tier acoustics and audio systems of the theaters at the Cannes Film Festival.

The sound work and soundtrack in director Lynne Ramsay‘s Morvern Callar (2002) helped the film amass a cult following in the years following its release. They come together in one of that film’s most revelatory sequences: The Mamas and the Papas‘s “Dedicated To the One I Love” subtly shifts from sounding expansive and loud to »

- Livia Bloom

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