With the Oscars on their way and this year’s BAFTAs already scooped, London-based Home Technology Consultancy Service, Inspired Dwellings, takes a looks at the importance of sound in a home cinema set-up, and what you’re really paying for at the cinema.
Language and our perception of the world around us, underpins everything we see and hear in the cinema. It’s no coincidence that all the films tipped to win this year’s ‘Best Picture’ – 12 years a slave, Gravity, American Hustle – have a score that could stand up on their own. Audio can allow a director to enter our subconscious, and inform a storyline without a single picture being shown – we recognise the cadence of a character’s speech, the rhythm of dialogue, the preemptory rumble of thunder… Imagining such classics as Psycho without those strings, or Apocalypse Now without its mixture of bombastic and ironic playlists, is nigh impossible.
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