What makes best movies tick? Perhaps, we think of the incredible visuals, splendid spaceships and awe-inspiring desolate landscapes in the science fiction movies. Much more, quality pictures, striking stories and scintillating drama come to mind. However, best movies are known for their remarkable sound too. So, dust off your speakers and catch a glimpse of these movies with superb sound.
2001: A Space Odyssey
This movie is acclaimed as the trendsetter for musical science fiction films. The sound in the movie is striking, to say the least. You will feel Strauss’ down your spines as you enjoy some of the key monolith sequences. The director fashioned it to be this way: 84% of the emotive and figurative storytelling is musically inspired.
This movie won the Oscar for its sound design. The designers deliberately ensured there is a remarkable audio experience- through touch and vibrations. As a result, every word and breath in the film come out clearly. This makes you feel as if you are among the cast. The experience is the same whether in a movie theater or at the comfort of your couch. Additionally, it rouses you in entirety and pulls you from the room through the screen to the heart of the story line.
The sound in this movie doubtlessly makes it scarier to the extent you may want to run away. As the main actors scamper to make ghost sounds in the old hotel, turning up the volume will tell it all. The makers had this in mind: you are asked to add some volume in your Blu-ray copy. The bumps and scratches on the surround sound will intensify the tension in the room significantly.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The sound design in Lord of the Rings movies is meant to pull Middle Earth to life. A simple experimentation: view the movie with and without a home theater system. Evidently, the movie will be deficient of its appeal when viewed without a good sound system. Keen on integrating magical landscape and the captivating story, Peter Jackson led the sound team to create one of the best soundscapes.