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Bobette’s top recommendations for classic films that communicate 50% of their story through sound:

• 2001: A Space Odyssey, dir. Stanley Kubrick
• American Graffiti, dir. George Lucas, sound by Walter Murch
• Apocalypse Now, dir. Francis Ford Coppola, sound by Walter Murch
• The Birds, dir. Alfred Hitchcock
• Blade Runner, dir. Ridley Scott
• Blue Velvet, dir. David Lynch, sound by Alan Splet
• Braveheart, dir. Mel Gibson, sound by Anna Behlmer
• Breathless, dir. Jean-Luc Godard
• Citizen Kane, dir. Orson Welles
• A Clockwork Orange, dir. Stanley Kubrick
• The Conversation, dir. Francis Ford Coppola, sound by Walter Murch
• The Elephant Man, dir. David Lynch, sound by Alan Splet
• Eraserhead, dir. David Lynch, sound by Alan Splet
• Finding Nemo, dir. Andrew Stanton, sound by Gary Rydstrom
• Gladiator, dir. Ridley Scott, sound by Karen Baker Landers and Per Hallberg
• The Godfather and Godfather II, dir. Francis Ford Coppola, sound by Walter Murch
• Gravity, dir. Alfonso Cuarón, sound by Glenn Freemantle
• Inside Out, dir. Pete Docter, sound by Ren Klyce
• Jurassic Park, dir. Steven Spielberg, sound by Gary Rydstrom
• Lincoln, dir. Steven Spielberg, sound by Gary Rydstrom and Ben Burtt
• Luxo Jr., dir. John Lasseter, sound by Gary Rydstrom and Ben Burtt
• Mad Max Fury Road, dir. George Miller, sound by Mark Mangini
• Ordinary People, dir. Robert Redford, sound by Kay Rose
• Rear Window, dir. Alfred Hitchcock
• A River Runs Through It, dir. Robert Redford, sound by Gary Rydstrom
• Saving Private Ryan, dir. Steven Spielberg, sound by Gary Rydstrom
• Schindler’s List, dir. Steven Spielberg
• The Social Network, dir. David Fincher, sound by Ren Klyce • Spartacus, dir. Stanley Kubrick
• A Star is Born, dir. Frank Pierson (sound overseen by Barbra Streisand)
• Star Wars Episodes IV, V, and VI, dir. George Lucas, sound by Ben Burtt
• Toy Story 1, 2 and 3, dir. John Lasseter, sound by Gary Rydstrom
• Tin Toy, dir. John Lasseter, sound by Gary Rydstrom
• Trainspotting, dir. Danny Boyle
• Up, dir. Pete Docter, sound by Tom Myers
• Wall-E, dir. Andrew Stanton, sound by Ben Burtt


"Sound is 50% of the experience."

— Francis Ford Coppola