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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sound Design and Science Fiction

Last week I finished reading a book called Sound Design and Science Fiction. The book discuses how sound design has changed over the years in cinema and how advances in technology have helped progress the field. The book talks about difference science fiction films including George Lucas's THX 1138, Star Wars, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Aliens, Terminator 2, and the Matrix series.

I definitely recommend the book if you are into sound production, or even if you are just interested in science fiction films in general. It doesn't paint a rosy view of Hollywood though, especially where the film unions are concerned. I can see why George Lucas decided to keep Lucasfilm an independent company!!

The authors website is here. If you are interested in checking out the book, you can read an excerpt here.



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