Sound Essay: Alien/ No Country for Old Men
Sound, in film, plays an integral part in creating suspense and conveying tone/feeling for a film. From the otherworldly aural creations from Alien to the stark
silence of NCFOM (I’m just going to shorten it, you can too), the filmmakers use sound to their advantage to keep their audiences on the edge of their seats. As
humans, hearing is one of the main ways we use to survive. The film makers desire to emulate that rustling in the bushes that makes our ears perk up and our hair stand
provide 1 example from each film of how the filmmakers created a “Jump Scare” (An event that causes the audience to literally jump from their seats with fright) using
only sound. Follow-up: How do you think they could have made it better?
Please provide 1 example from each film of how the filmmakers conveyed place/presence/environment through sound.
Finally, Foley is the art of creating sounds using objects. That sound is later dubbed onto the film track in sync with the action requiring sound. See
https://youtu.be/UO3N_PRIgX0. Give me 2 examples from each film where a sound effect was used and what you think they might have used to create it.
As always: Give me a Haiku for each film describing their use of sound.
Your reference is the movies.