The Sound of True Grit
"True Grit" is not your typical western movie. It is a tale about some nasty, brutish times that has been adapted by Directors Joel and Ethan Coen from the parodic western novel by Charles Portis.
The sounds of the wild West include tough talking characters, vicious animals, and harsh environments that play a large role in the telling of this story. Helping craft these duties include longtime collaborators Sound Re-recording Mixer and Supervising Sound Editor Skip Lievsay, Sound Re-recording Mixer Greg Orloff and Dialogue/ADR Editor Byron Wilson.
The SoundWorks Collection sat down with the trio to discuss the unique challenges and fun experiences they had on this movie.
The 60-minute discussion was moderated by Bruce Carse.
|Movie Studio||Sound Studio||Director||Original Music|
|Paramount Pictures||Sony Studios||Ethan Coen & Joel Coen||Carter Burwell|
Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her "grit" tested.
|Douglas Axtell||Production Sound Mixer|
|Phil Barrie||Assistant Sound Editor|
|Craig Berkey||Sound Designer|
|Craig Berkey||Sound Re Recording Mixer|
|Sarah Bourgeois||Assistant Sound Editor|
|Shayna Brown||Sound Re Recording Mixer|
|Kay Colvin||Cable Person|
|Marko A. Costanzo||Foley Artist|
|Joel Dougherty||Foley Editor|
|Kenton Jakub||Adr Editor|
|Bobby Johanson||Adr Mixer: New York|
|Randall L. Johnson||Boom Operator (As Randy Johnson)|
|Peter F. Kurland||Production Sound Mixer|
|George A. Lara||Foley Mixer|
|Skip Lievsay||Sound Re Recording Mixer|
|Skip Lievsay||Supervising Sound Editor|
|Howard London||Adr Mixer: Los Angeles|
|Greg Orloff||Sound Re Recording Mixer|
|Jay Wilkinson||Sound Effects Editor|
|Katy Wood||Dialogue Editor|
|Eric Harwood||Sound Recordist (Uncredited)|