Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Sound Of "The Revenant "

There is no doubt about it, in my opinion, The Revenant is visually the best film that has come out in the past decade. Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, along with director of photography Emmanuel Lubezky, created a visually stunning masterpiece. And most importantly told the true story of a lost culture, and a mans journey with survival in nature. But not only does this movie visually blow your mind, but the sound is incredible as well. Sound designer Martin Hernandez and Randy Thom really captured how oblivious the sound of nature really is, and how it is so much bigger than any character despite his journey. As a sound designer, I know how difficult it is to take a 5 minute scene with no dialogue and manipulate certain sounds to make the audience fall into that story. The Revenant is a 2 hour and 36 minute movie with little to no dialogue. This film deserves more than an oscar, it deserves to be historically one of the best films of all time.   

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