Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.7|5.0 Starsìììì

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound
—one of those documentaries that seems just right and wins all the way around—serves great interviews with outstanding professionals in the sound industry. A delightful production through and through, it’s fun to watch, put together well, and thoroughly documents how sound consistently improved from the talkies of the 1930s until current times. The documentary shows how sounds were acquired for movies such as Star Wars and Matrix, how sound conflicts are fixed, how after production sound/voice overs are made. It would have been nice to expand more on the history of sound and more about what makes sound work in movies. Besides that, the film is excellent.

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This documentary shows how sound integrates into the films we watch. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Midge Costin for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Bobette Buster, Karen Johnson, and Midge Costin for making the film possible. Cast includes: Walter Murch, Ben Burtt, Gary Rydstrom, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Robert Redford, Barbra Streisand, Ryna Coogler, Christopher Nolan, David Lynch, Ang Lee, Sofia Coppola, Peter Weir, and Hans Zimmer. 

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Yes. Great movie that increases appreciation for the sound teams that orchestrate seamlessly to produce the final product—the movies—that we watch. No entertainment value lost here…a terrific and educational documentary.

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