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Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound – (dir. Midge Costin)
West Mall 7 – Doors Open 6:00pm – Film Begins 6:30pm
TRT: 94 min
Genre: Documentary, Movie Fans, History
This film included in Fast Pass admission.
Awards and Festivals: Official Selection 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Munich Film Festival, London Film Festival
Starring: Walter Murch, Ben Burtt, George Lucas, Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, Robert Redford, Ryan Coogler, David Lynch, Sofia Coppola, Ang Lee, Christopher Nolan, Peter Weir
Film Summary: This is the perfect film to see in the midst of the busy awards film season ahead of the Academy Awards® nominations and ceremony as it’s a great reminder of the unsung heroes of film sound, and a great primer on why all of those sound awards are so, so critical. This movie features a veritable who’s who of film, but also a behind-the-scenes look at nearly every famous movie that ever made a sound impact. It’s the perfect holiday gift for every movie lover – or aspiring filmmaker – who truly loves the cinema. Do. Not. Miss. It.
Featured films include: Singing in the Rain, Star Wars, A Star is Born, Apocalypse Now, Lost in Translation, The Godfather, The Conversation, and many more!
Film Summary: Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound pays an all-too-rare tribute to an aspect of filmmaking that’s utterly fascinating but often overlooked. Few realize that sound is 50% of the cinematic experience. Building on the pioneering sight-and-sound discoveries of iconic filmmakers, this documentary features the first generation of recognized Sound Designers who designed great movies with sound before a frame was shot. We will explore the collaborative relationship between Sound Designers and the visionary directors they work with by entering their creative realms via interviews and clips from their movies. We check out the latest discoveries and advances in sound technology and learn how sound transforms not only the cinematic experience, but also our lives.
What the critics are saying:
It’s a Must-Watch.
– Screen Daily
Midge Costin’s investigation into the hidden power of sound in cinema is an inspiring, entertaining, epic journey that reminds you why you love cinema.
– Loud and Clear Reviews
Mesmerizing. Thoroughly engrossing.
– Film Threat
MAKING WAVES is about the evolution of film technology, yet the key to its appeal is that it revels in the holistic, aesthetic side of technology: not just buttons and dials and gizmos, but technology as an expression of something human.
– Owen Gleiberman – Variety
If it feels like a feel-good in-house promotional video for Hollywood technicians … well, they’ve got an awful lot to feel good about.
– Peter Bradshaw – Guardian
Those who make the effort to see this fascinating film will feel their time has been equally well spent.
– Kenneth Turan – LA Times
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