Behind the Scenes: The Art and Craft of Cinema with Randy Thom, Sound Designer

11/21/13 to 11/24/13

Academy Award–winner Randy Thom, lead designer at Skywalker Sound, takes us behind-the scenes of sound design with a presentation focusing on David Lynch's Wild at Heart. He also introduces Dennis Hopper's Colors and Brad Bird's The Incredibles, which won Thom one of his Oscars for Best Sound Editing.

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  • The Incredibles

    • Sunday, November 24 3 pm

    Brad Bird (U.S., 2004). Recommended for ages 7 and up. Introduced by sound designer Randy Thom. Meet the Incredibles, just a normal suburban family except for one thing: they're all superheroes. This joyous Pixar pic won the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing. (115 mins)

  • Colors

    • Saturday, November 23 6 pm

    Dennis Hopper (U.S., 1988). Introduced by sound designer Randy Thom. East and South Central L.A. supply the streets on fire in Dennis Hopper's gritty police procedural teaming veteran cop Bob Hodges (Robert Duvall) with brash rookie Danny McGavin (Sean Penn). (120 mins)

  • Behind the Scenes: Randy Thom on Sound Design, followed by Wild at Heart

    • Thursday, November 21 7 pm

    Two-time Academy Award recipient Randy Thom speaks on the art of sound design, and his own working experiences on films like Apocalypse Now, The Empire Strikes Back, The Right Stuff, and The Incredibles. Followed by David Lynch's crazed neo-noir, Wild at Heart. (127 mins, plus presentation)