ONE OF THE best places for sound-hunters to chew the fat online is Phonography on Yahoo Groups. It’s worth signing up with Yahoo just to read the messages there.
A few days after the Sound collectors post here about portrayals of recordists, I put a message on Phonography asking for more examples. This got some very helpful responses citing several different films. Here are just two of them.
John Singer, Rinus Van Alebeek and Maria Arias all separately recommended Wim Wenders’ 1994 film Lisbon Story, about a sound recordist who sets out to make the soundtrack for an unfinished film. As Maria Arias wrote:
And here he is:
Greg Simmons recommended a 1997 Romanian film with the English title of Crazy Stranger:
This looks like the scene Greg’s referring to:
Next up, two 1970s British horror films in which sound will take you to the threshold of madness – and then beyond.