“Flight” is soaring at the box office, buoyed by great reviews. While much of the attention has focused on the performance of likely Best Actor contender Denzel Washington, the below-the-line elements are equally as impressive.
Helming his first live-action film since 2000’s “Castaway,” Oscar-winner Robert Zemeckis (“Forrest Gump”) assembled a crackerjack team of tech people. Supervising the sound design and editing was two-time Oscar champ Randy Thom (“The Right Stuff,” 1984; “The Incredibles,” 2005). His collaborations with Zemeckis reaped him six of his 14 Oscar bids.
Below, a fascinating 13-minute featurette from the Sound Collection on this often overlooked area of filmmaking.