Sound goes centerstage for once at the new Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science series beginning April 28 - May 17
On Saturday, April 28, the Academy’s Science and Technology Council launches “Sound, Camera, Action!” series at the Linwood Dunn Theater with a screening of “Grand Prix” (1966). The series highlights eight popular films from the past four decades that have earned Academy recognition for sound.
The series also includes a special 20th anniversary screening, featuring a panel hosted by screenwriter Shane Black, of “Lethal Weapon” on Friday, May 4 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. A rare 70mm archival print from the original release will be screened courtesy of Warner Bros.
The complete list of screenings in the series is:
Saturday, April 28, 7 p.m., Linwood Dunn Theater
“Grand Prix” (1966)
Academy Award® winner for Film Editing, Sound and Sound Effects
Sunday, April 29, 7 p.m., Linwood Dunn Theater
“The French Connection” (1971)
Academy Award winner for Actor, Directing, Film Editing, Best Picture and Adapted Screenplay
Oscar® nominee for Supporting Actor, Cinematography and Sound
Academy Award winner for Film Editing, Original Score and Sound
Oscar nominee for Best Picture
Friday, May 4, 8 p.m., Samuel Goldwyn Theater
“Lethal Weapon” (1987)
Oscar nominee for Sound
The evening will feature a panel discussion with producer-director Richard Donner; actor Gary Busey, who played Joshua; and sound rerecording mixers Les Fresholtz and Vern Poore.
Saturday, May 5, 7 p.m., Linwood Dunn Theater
“Top Gun” (1986)
Academy Award winner for Original Song
Oscar nominee for Film Editing, Sound and Sound Effects Editing
Academy Award winner for Directing, Film Editing, Best Picture and Sound
Oscar nominee for Supporting Actor (two nominations), Cinematography and Original Screenplay
Sunday, May 6, 7 p.m., Linwood Dunn Theater
“Total Recall” (1990)
Recipient of Academy Special Achievement Award – Visual Effects
Oscar nominee for Sound and Sound Effects Editing
Academy Award winner for Sound and Sound Effects Editing
Oscar nominee for Film Editing
The “Sound, Camera, Action!” series culminates May 17 with “The Sound behind the Image,” hosted by Oscar-winning sound designer Ben Burtt and 19-time Academy Award-nominated sound mixer and Academy governor Kevin O’Connell. “The Sound behind the Image” explores the impact of sound in the history of the action-adventure genre and pays tribute to the sound design of the 1977 Oscar-winning classic “Star Wars.” A panel discussion with key members of the “Star Wars” sound crew will be moderated by O’Connell.