Re: sound in films

From: Matt Hulse (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Aug 31 2006 - 16:43:36 PDT

Call me old-fashioned, but the sound in Hithcock's REAR WINDOW seems to me
subtly exceptional ... but I find it hard to pinpoint/articulate exactly
HOW. Do not neglect WALKABOUT (Nic Roeg). Horror films offer some of the
best examples, in which sound takes on a very visceral quality. It's quite
possible to scare someone with the soundtrack alone.

Oh, and Svankmajer's shorts are lessons in image/sound marriage (ie

All the best and keep listening

Matt x

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From: Cari Machet <email suppressed>
Reply-To: Experimental Film Discussion List <email suppressed>
To: email suppressed
Subject: Re: sound in films
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 18:59:55 -0400

i agree w/ david lynch but the sound design i think most interesting is
fire walk w/ me
(and some of the stuff in twin peaks)
esp. the hearing aided screamer david lynch plays and
when he gives a coded message at the airport that is seemingly
the audio to go w/ flickering fluorescent lights - wind...
sometimes it is that he even uses the sound
sometimes it is how

i like bruce lee's films for the sound in the fight scenes
easy rider - the new orleans cemetery scene
(mostly brought to mind cause i just saw the last movie)
solaris both tarkovsky + soderbergh
to parsifal
dreams by kurosawa - the snowstorm one
last days + elephant
polanski's repulsion - esp. when she is raped


On 8/31/06, joe beres <email suppressed> wrote:
>I would certainly look at Coppola's The Conversation. Many of David
>Lynch's films also have very innovative sound design. Eraserhead, Lost
>Highway, and Mulholland Drive all come to mind, but there are
>interesting audio elements in most of his work. Jem Cohen's Chain is
>another excellent candidate, but you would need to contact Jem directly
>as I don't think it is available commercially at this point. Hope that
>helps a bit.
>joe beres
>gyoungblood wrote:
> > Frameworkers, I'm looking for innovative uses of sound in films
> > -- experimental or mainstream narrative, but they must be on DVD. By
> > "sound" I mean primarily non-musical ambient/diegetic or extradiegetic
> > collage, etc. It can include speech. I have already thought of Godard
> > and early Viola.
> >
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