LFF Review: Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound

Whilst, to the outside world, the movie business might seem full of glitz and glamour, there’s a lot of sweat and tears which go into making a film. Much of which could hardly be seen as an exciting or luxurious career. There’s a ludicrous amount of money floating around the film industry but it’s only really actors, directors and maybe producers who get the fame and fortune. Film-making is a team effort and one of the most important aspect of any production is the sound.

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound celebrates those talented, dedicated and tireless people who play a vital role in making the magic of the movies happen. Midge Costin’s documentary is brimming with talent, including Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, David Lynch, Sofia Coppola and Barbra Streisand. All queuing up to pay tribute to those remarkable ‘sound guys’.

Featuring some of the greatest living sound engineers, including Walter Murch, Gary Rydstrom and Ben Burtt, Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound is a fitting tribute to the dedicated professionals working within the industry. Using interviews and illustrative clips, Costin leaves us in no doubt just how important sound is in film production. The combination of ‘A’ List creatives and a strong central focus renders Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound a must for all cinephiles.

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound screens again at London Film Festival on 9 October and released in cinemas on 1 November.

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