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    Sounds of Star Wars (Hardback) By (author) J. W. Rinzler, By (author) Ben Burtt

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    DescriptionThe story of the sound effects created for the Star Wars films featuring a state-of-the-art sound module with more than 250 sounds. In 1977, when Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope hit theatres, moviegoers were blown away by a cinematic experience unlike anything they had seen - or heard - before. A young man named Ben Burtt was behind the revolutionary sound effects and went on to develop the sound design for all of the Star Wars films. His trademark was using "found sounds" along with electronic manipulation to give the film an authentic and many-layered effect. In Star Wars Sounds, we find out the origins of many of these pioneering sounds: How Aunt Beru's Food Processor is a series of slowed-down beeps that come from a short-wave radio belonging to Burtt's grandfather. The beeps were originally recorded in the attic of Burtt's Ohio home. How the sound of the Millennium Falcon was created when Burtt went to the National Air Races in the Mojave desert and recorded World War II-era racing planes flying directly overhead. The occasional thunderclap or lion's roar was also mixed in during the moment the Falcon passed by the camera. How Burtt based the Jawa language on Zulu, then accelerated and raised the pitch of the actors' performances. And how an "insanely aggressive" dachshund owned by Burtt's neighbours provided the sounds that became the murderous roar of the massive Rancor beast.


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    Title
    Sounds of Star Wars
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. W. Rinzler, By (author) Ben Burtt
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 292 mm
    Height: 32 mm
    Thickness: 280 mm
    Weight: 1,952 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780857200761
    ISBN 10: 0857200763
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    BISAC V2.8: PER004000
    BIC subject category V2: APF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15880
    BIC subject category V2: APFX
    DC22: 791.43024
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publication date
    14 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London