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Hollywood Sound Design and Moviesound Newsletter rearranges and reprints selections from the numerous timely essays, interviews, and reviews originally published in Moviesound Newsletter from 1989 to 1994.

Just now there is growing appreciation of “Sound Design” as an aesthetic device that reinforces the narrative power of movies. “Sound Design,” an elegant phrase borrowed from the work of Theatre people, has only recently become familiar to filmgoers, yet it describes something of a mystifying realm. Where special sound effects designers have created sounds for adventures and fantasies, audiences always enjoy their immersion in a bath of carefully arranged sound waves, and they are quite conscious of sound’s assertive ...

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