Jay Boekelheide on ‘The Right Stuff’

November 1, 2013

The canvas of The Right Stuff (1983) is rightly thought of as large — Herculean, even. In recounting the history of America’s valiant test pilots and astronauts, writer-director Philip Kaufman’s adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s acclaimed book is peopled by an enormous cast, and it traverses the earth, sea and outer space. […]

Stand Up for Your Work!

May 1, 2013

The idea of standing while sound editing had been in my mind for many years. My initial thoughts were that it would be too hard to be on my feet all day, and I didn’t really have any idea how to do it from a practical standpoint. […]

My Father, the Soundman: Coming Full Circle on the Fox Lot

September 1, 2012

My anticipation was always a mixture of excitement and fear — excitement that I was going to the studio where my father made movies, but fear because the actual reason for the visit was to see the dentist, which, given my age, could mean the extraction of baby teeth. The fear usually won out. […]

75 Best Edited Films: By the Numbers

May 1, 2012

The 75 Best Edited Films’ years of release range from the 1920s to the 2010s — with 3 titles each in both of those decades. Most of the films cited are from the 1970s (17), followed by the ‘90s (16), the ‘60s (13), the ‘50s (8), the ‘00s (7), the ‘80s (5) and the ‘40s (3). Curiously, there were no films chosen from the 1930s. […]

Oscar’s Women

January 1, 2012

Although nowhere near as well represented as their male counterparts in the Academy Awards pantheon, women in post-production nonetheless gained recognition for their craft and brought home some Oscar gold. […]

Frank Warner

November 1, 2011

Sound editor and sound designer Frank Edward Warner died peacefully at home in Sedona, Arizona, on August 31. He was 85. […]

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