Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound  (2020)


Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound reveals the hidden power of sound in cinema and our lives through film clips, interviews, and verité footage. It captures the history, impact, and creative process of this art form with insightful, heart-warming and fun stories told by legendary directors such as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, David Lynch, Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Ang Lee, Sofia Coppola, and Ryan Coogler, and the sound artists with whom they collaborate. Few have “ears to hear” the emotional storytelling impact sound plays in so-called visual media. Francis Ford Coppola and Lucas both declare, “Sound is half the movie!” Spielberg says, “Our ears lead our eyes to where the story lives.” Audiences will discover unsung artists and key sound creatives – Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now), Ben Burtt (Star Wars), Gary Rydstrom (Saving Private Ryan), Lora Hirschberg (Inception), Cece Hall (Top Gun), Anna Behlmer (Braveheart) – who create magic for all the movies we love.

GENRE: Documentary
DIRECTOR: Midge Costin
PRODUCERS: Bobette Buster

Karen Johnson

Midge Costin

CAST: Walter Murch

Ben Burtt

Gary Rydstrom

George Lucas

Steven Spielberg

Sofia Coppola

Ryan Coogler

Barbra Streisand

Ang Lee

David Lynch

Robert Redford

Christopher Nolan

Peter Weir

Alfonso Cuarón

Andrew Stanton

John Lasseter

Hans Zimmer

Ludwig Göransson

Pat Jackson

Teresa Eckton

Randy Thom

Bobbi Banks

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