Top Films with amazingly subtle Audio

Okay this going to be hard to explain but stay with me. But I kinda have a fetish with sound. It’s difficult to tell you what I mean by ‘amazingly subtle audio’ but perhaps you’ll get the picture once i’ve name the film scenes with a little explanation underneath.

The Dark Knight – Joker magic trick scene : Now, Heath Ledger’s Joker was so captivating and alluring which made the character so good. What I like about this scene is the subtle way Ledger speaks with emphasis on the ends of words, like when he says “I’m no-T” with emphasis on the ‘T’.



M*A*S*H – Martini with Olives tent scene : I love M*A*S*H and the characters in the film, this is the click where Hawkeye, Trapper and Duke meet for the first time. I like the audio sound of Trapper smacking his gum whilst chewing it and overall an amusing scene.



Inglourious Basterds – Enter Hans Landa scene : One of the best film characters, Hans Landa played by Christoph Waltz who has such incredible screen presence. To be honest the whole opening chapter is superb for audio with the sound of Landa’s leather jacket crinkling, him drinking the milk, smoking the pipe and evening setting up his fountain pen. Great audio treat.




Inglourious Basterds – Strudel Eating scene : Another Inglourious Basterds scene, this time the excellent strudel eating clip. Such a simple scene yet it just grabs you. The sound of Landa and Mimieux eating is an audio treat and you can almost taste it yourself!

High Fidelity – Records for Sale (Deleted scene) : Okay not in the feature film but I have so much love for this deleted scene from one of my favourite films. Just the sound as John Cusack’s character Rob Gordon flicks through those 45’s singles is music to my ears.

Untitled – Squeaky skirt scene : I really love this scene as it mixes seriousness with humour. Adrian is serious about the sound of the skirt he wants to record and Madeleine is thinking its a joke. But I just love that PVC/leather sound.

We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lychee scene : Just a simple lunch round a table with all the subtle clanking of glasses and knives and forks but its all about the Lychee. The way Kevin peels off the skin and then the way he eats it, we hear all the popping and squelches of the fruit.

One Response to “Top Films with amazingly subtle Audio”
  1. FrontRoomCinema says:

    Interesting post Luke. I hadn’t really thought about it before. Even though I do think of myself as a slight audiophile!

    🙂 Thanks matey

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