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DIRECTOR OF SOUND

Nearly 35 years ago, Walter Murch walked this same stairwell with a Nagra and recorded his footsteps for a scene in The Godfather: Part II, where Don Fanucci climbs to his death at the hands of Robert De Niro. At the time, Murch was credited with “sound montage,” though in Francis Ford Coppola's world, he was a “director of sound.” He directs, he writes, he edits film. He won the rarest Oscar double in history (for Film Editing and Sound) for The English Patient. But we still like to refer to him as the original “sound designer.”

 

 

METALLICA
DAVID RUBINSON
WALTER MURCH
LESLIE ANN JONES
NEIL AND PEGI YOUNG
FRED CATERO
ELECTRONICS BRAIN TRUST
JOHN MEYER
CARLOS SANTANA
THE FILLMORE
HYDE STREET STUDIOS
BILL GRAHAM

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