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There are tons & I'm sure you'll get lots of good examples, but I gleamed most of what I know from "Master and Commander". Everything is impeccable. ADR, Foley, Sound Design, & some of the best Mixing you'll ever hear. There's incredible attention paid to perspective & panning. Just watch the opening action sequence & you'll have to change ...


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I don't know about surround sound, but if you haven't watched "Apocalypse Now" then do! That film has such an abstract sound and sheer brilliance in it's sound design. Also Rawly I've never listened to "Children of Men"'s sound design closely in the past, time for a second listen! Thanks for the recommendation! :) Also if you get a chance to watch "Life of ...


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All Ingmar Bergman movies if u wanna see the best use of silence. The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries etc etc.


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+1 for District 9 I was also fascinated by sound and music texture of Once Upon a Time in the West Percussive textures without music and excellent sound from my point of hear is in The Hurt Locker


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Wild Strawberries The Seventh Seal Cries and Whispers by Ingmar Bergman are the best ones to study the excellent use of silence in a film. Besides these a few of my personal favourites include Peeping Tom, The Conversation, Once Upon A Time In The West and OFCOURSE Apocalypse Now! A lotta films are going through my head right now, these are a few.


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Interesting subject material! Firstly, the problem appears more to be a pre-echo problem rather than a post-echo problem. I'm not sure how this has occurred, but the sound of your voice in the recording appears to be preceeded by a pre-echo of it coming through skype. Additionally, the audio is very distorted and has been recorded at a very high level, ...


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I think Robert Altman's multi-mic work is gives a really natural but unique/fresh perspective. Check out MASH and Nashville. Anything from Studio Ghibli is incredibly elegant. The Wind Rises is especially interesting for sound effects with lots of human vocalizations in them. The mix of The Wind Rises is also amazing for storytelling with mixing because of ...


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There are many, so maybe I'll add more here later. I do actually think this is a good list to have on the site, so hopefully people will chip in. Immediatelly though, I think of the films of Michael Heneke such as Hidden, Code Unknown and The White Ribbon. All very subtle and very controlled in their use of sound. Often what is left out is more important ...


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I like to use the opening sequence of Atonement: a character typing on a typewriter becomes the rhythm for the titles. So the switch is sound design to music, as well as diegetic to non-diegetic.


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Stoker by Chan-wook Park it's sublime I must say!!! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1682180/


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I'd have to second the vote on 'Playtime' (Jacques Tati) this is totally awesome use of Foley which brings together the whole absurdity of the film perfectly. The opening airport scene is brilliant! Without repeating anything suggested by anyone else, 'The Tree of Life' (Terrence Malick) and in particular the 30 minute evolution sequence. Demonstrates how ...


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Check out Robert Altman's large ensemble films like Nashville (1976) and A Wedding (1978). In Nashville, at least, he had 24 tracks going – one for each character.


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I love films of Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan :koza, Iklimler, Uzak, Three monkeys.I also love the way Hou Hsiao Hsien minimally uses sound in his films like : A time to live time to die, Flight of the red balloons, Summer at Grand pa's and films by Terennce malick, The thin red line


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"Barton Fink" is a better sound-film made by the Coens than "No Country for Old man" if you ask me. The work is much more subtle but has a huge impact on the way we look at the characters' environment. Then there's this small new wave of documentary-makers in the Netherlands who all do some really interesting stuff with sound for example the film: "4 ...


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