Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Philip Noyce On Sound (and more)
Peter Cowie has a great interview with Philip Noyce (The Quiet American, Rabbit-Proof Fence) in the current issue of Kamera. Noyce, speaking of his fondness for the 2.35 to 1 'scope format, says "I think the art of big-screen framing has almost been lost, and I always try to remind myself of the framing that David Lean would give to a scene, or Akira Kurosawa, as opposed to Alan Parker or Ridley Scott, both of whom have come from television. They're magnificent film-makers, but they have contributed towards a TV style of film direction in terms of framing and shot size."
And on sound, he says "The two soundtracks that had the most influence on me date back to the late 1970's, and they stand the test of time...The first was Apocalypse Now, where Walter Murch revolutionized the way sound was used in films, and the second was Days of Heaven... I don't think [they] have been excelled, in either their subtlety or indeed their bombast, by the advances that have been made in technology in the intervening years."
[Via GreenCine Daily]
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