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Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019)

Unrated | | Documentary | 25 October 2019 (USA)
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An exploration of the history and emotional power of cinema sound, as revealed by legendary sound designers and visionary directors, via interviews, clips from movies, and a look at their actual process of creation and discovery.

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Midge Costin

Writer:

Bobette Buster
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Gary Rydstrom ... Self
Steven Spielberg ... Self
Teresa Eckton Teresa Eckton ... Self
Thomas A. Edison ... Self (voice) (archive footage)
Ben Burtt ... Self
Walter Murch ... Self
Murray Spivack Murray Spivack ... Self (archive footage)
George Lucas ... Self
Peter Weir ... Self
Pat Jackson Pat Jackson ... Self
Robert Redford ... Self
Elisabeth Weis Elisabeth Weis ... Self
Karen Baker Landers Karen Baker Landers ... Self
William Whittington William Whittington ... Self
Mark A. Mangini ... Self
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An exploration of the history, artistry, and emotional power of cinema sound, as revealed by legendary sound designers and visionary directors, via interviews, clips from movies, and a look at their actual process of creation and discovery. Written by Anonymous

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"Sound is 50% of the cinematic experience"

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Documentary

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in tune
3 May 2020 | by kevin cSee all my reviews

Lockdown movie evening with Iris.

This is more than the art of cinematic sound, this is about how Hollywood changed in the early 70s. Lucas, Coppola and Murch transform the landscape from American Zoetrope's base in San Francisco.

Making Waves is about the evolution of film technology, yet the key to its appeal is that it revels in the technology, but technology as an expression of something human. From 1930s King Kong, there is only minimal advances. But Dolby and the spirit of adventure accelerates everything from the mid 70s. It's all in here. Lots of props to Murch, but also Burtt's Star Wars, Rydstrom's Pixar achievements; not forgetting Orson Welles as the supreme cinema magician.

Making Waves is a brisk 90 minutes, the last half hour of which is a quick-study primer on the categories of movie sound. The film is educational. I had no idea that a Foley refers to a highly specific sound that was named after Jack Foley.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$12,348, 27 October 2019

Gross USA:

$53,144

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,998
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1.78 : 1
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