Frank Costello: How’s your mother?
Man in Costello’s Bar: Oh… I’m afraid she’s on her way out.
Frank Costello: We all are. Act accordingly.
– The Departed (2006)
Willy Wonka: But Charlie, don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he always wanted.
Charlie Bucket: What happened?
Willy Wonka: He lived happily ever after.
– Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Their first meeting. The hallway scene. Sigourney Weaver. Nirvana.
Netflix, take my money, ‘cos this looks epic!
The eight-episode series is set to be released on 18 August 2017.
Reservoir Dogs, recently celebrating its 25th anniversary, always deserves to be near the top of any list when it comes to opening credits. The opening has almost become a separate entity from the film itself, so much so, it has been consistently imitated ever since its release in 1992. However, in reality, there isn’t really much to the opening credits, but its simplicity is what makes it so effective. Plus, it’s just so damn cool.
After their discussion of the heist, the Dogs leave the diner and stroll down the street to the sound of George Baker Selection’s ‘Little Green Bag’, with the majority wearing suits and oh-so-cool skinny black ties. The camera pans to each face and QT’s signature yellow informs us of the actor behind the shades. A cut to black follows with the rest of the credits list scrolling past and, after a minute or so, we begin to hear Mr. Orange screaming in pain. Mr. White is attempting to calm him down. It’s been about two minutes and what we hear is quite a leap from the scene at the diner, but that’s the beauty of the opening of Reservoir Dogs. We’re desperate to know how the hell they ended up in this mess.
A really interesting video by Film Radar about the often overlooked Sound Designers in the industry and the interesting methods used to create the tiniest of sounds.
Check out IndieWire’s article about Fight Club’s sound effects.