Unless you’re watching a silent film, half of the cinematic experience is auditory. The movies we watch are layered with sounds, each of which tells its own story. For a lesson in the wonder of sound design, look no further than Clint Eastwood. Yes, that Clint Eastwood. His iconic, unwavering onscreen persona- the stern, faraway gaze, that raspy voice- belies the fact that he is a chameleon behind the camera. As a two-time Academy Award-winning director, he has helmed almost forty films, an oeuvre whose breadth encompasses everything from a notorious outlaw and a female boxer to Franki Valli, a South African rugby team, and J. Edgar Hoover. Can you name them all? Can you hear them all? Sit back and enjoy the diverse symphony of sounds that thread together some of this celebrated filmmaker’s notable works.
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By: Luís Azevedo
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