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The Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, 3rd Edition by David Lewis Yewdall

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Chapter 20

The Re-recording Stage

Predubbing and the Final Mix

“Rolling the first rehearsal on a dubbing stage is weeks of blood,sweat, and tears followed by seconds of sheer terror!”

- David Lewis Yewdall, M.P.S.E., commenting on RogerGorman's 3-day mixing schedules

By the time Arnold Schwarzenegger had completed principal photography on Predator, he was well on his way to becoming a big-screen veteran of numerous action-adventure and fantasy motion pictures, most of which bristled with special effects and robust soundtracks (Conan the Barbarian, Commando, Red Sonja, and The Running Man). Inevitably, though, when he screened the finished pictures, they sounded nothing like he remembered during principal photography. Arnold soon realized that ...

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