Hi all,

Just wanting some fresh ideas when discussing film noir sound design. Have studied all the great noir works and was hoping there were some more modern examples to look at/listen to. The film we're doing deals with obsession and delusion while the score will be a classic noir-ish sound, I'm hoping to use modern techniques for the sound design.

Any guidance would be appreciated. Ryan.

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Maybe check out the Cohen Brothers noir-ish The Man Who Wasn't There?


Rian Johnson's (Looper) first film 'Brick' is a great take on a modern film noir.


Minority Report! Tom Cruise - music by John Williams - sound design by THE Gary Rydstrom


Great modern noir film. Watch all the special features too if possible.

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