DVD Tournament- Best Surround Sound Moment

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Andrew_Sch, Dec 27, 2002.

  1. Andrew_Sch

    Andrew_Sch Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2001
    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    0
    The best gunshot sound thread and the fact that this question seems to creep up in about five threads a week (What scenes should I use to show off my new set-up, etc.) I thought I'd run a tournament to determine, for good and all, which scene holds sway over (uh...sorry, Bill the Butcher mode off) which scene is indeed the best when it comes to effective use of our sound systems. I'll start off giving everybody three nominations and three seconds . I'm not too concerned about defining a "scene", just try not to nominate whole movies at a time.[​IMG]
    The following are automatic entries:
    Saving Private Ryan-Normandy Landing
    Star Wars Episode 1-Pod Race
    The Fast and the Furious-First Drag-race
    Gladiator-Opening Battle
    Heat-Bank Shootout
     
  2. Kristian

    Kristian Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2001
    Messages:
    946
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nominate:
    Prologue (the Sauron scenes, specifically) - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    Asteroid Chase - Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
     
  3. Rob Tomlin

    Rob Tomlin Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2000
    Messages:
    4,505
    Likes Received:
    0
    Titan A.E. - The Ice Fields
    Super Speedway- Champ Car going under the big overpass/sign.
    U-571 - Depth Charges, and the quiet moments preceeding them when attempting to evade the enemy above.
     
  4. Steeve Bergeron

    Steeve Bergeron Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 1999
    Messages:
    2,541
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Steeve Bergeron
    The Matrix !!!
     
  5. Graeme Clark

    Graeme Clark Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2000
    Messages:
    2,180
    Likes Received:
    0
    Panic Room - The Fire in the room specifically
    Toy Story 2 - The opening sequence is great, but the whole movie has wonderful sound.
    Requiem For A Dream - Nothing specific since I don't own it, but I remember marveling at how active the surrounds were for a movie that you wouldn't think would have much.
     
  6. Ric Bagoly

    Ric Bagoly Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2002
    Messages:
    3,994
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nominate-
    The Doors-Miami Concert
    Superman-Opening Credits
    Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas-Circus Ether Trip
    Ill Second-
    The Lord Of The Rings-The Fellowship Of The Ring-Opening Sauron Sequence
    The Matrix-Shootouts
     
  7. Iain Jackson

    Iain Jackson Second Unit

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2001
    Messages:
    371
    Likes Received:
    0
    Fight Club - pretty much any scene (isolate the rear channels and you can hear full conversations in the hospital scene and the ticking of a clock in the group sessions!), but the opening titles and the plane crash sequence seemed especially impressive.
     
  8. Andrew_Sch

    Andrew_Sch Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2001
    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    0
    Uh...yeah, quite a few of you are going to need to be a little bit more specific.[​IMG]
     
  9. Rob Tomlin

    Rob Tomlin Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2000
    Messages:
    4,505
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  10. Rob Lutter

    Rob Lutter Producer

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2000
    Messages:
    4,523
    Likes Received:
    1
    When you are watching Fight Club at reference level and that plane crash sequence hits... it knocks most of the people in the HT on their ASS if they don't expect it [​IMG]
    ...I'll second that pick [​IMG]
     
  11. Andrew_Sch

    Andrew_Sch Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2001
    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hell it knocks me on my ass when I am expecting it!! I encourage discussion as the tourney moves along, but it'd be real helpful if folks would indicate what they're nominating or seconding. Thanks.
     
  12. Jan H

    Jan H Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2001
    Messages:
    2,007
    Likes Received:
    0
    The Others - the creepy movements in the surrounds scared the s*&% out of me.
     
  13. LukeB

    LukeB Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2000
    Messages:
    2,178
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'll second the opening sequence of Toy Story 2 and nominate the Omega 13 sequence of Galaxy Quest.
     

Share This Page