Mark A. Mangini and Theo Green (‘Blade Runner 2049’ sound editors) on immersing the audience in their ‘subversive’ sound [Exclusive Video Interview]

Mark A. Mangini and Theo Green (‘Blade Runner 2049’ sound editors) on immersing the audience in their ‘subversive’ sound [Exclusive Video Interview]
Sound editor Mark A. Mangini reveals that while he was inspired by the original “Blade Runner” (1982) for his work on Denis Villeneuve‘s followup, “Blade Runner 2049,” he didn’t want to copy it. “One of our early tasks was to understand what made the first film so rich and interesting sonically, and then find a way to deconstruct it and make it our own,” he explains. “We wanted to honor it in the way that it was so effective and so subversive in its use of sound.” By opening themselves up to a more musical and expressionistic style, Mangini and Theo Green reaped an Oscar nomination for Best Sound Editing. Watch our exclusive video interview with the duo above.

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According to Green, Villeneuve wanted “a return to that universe,” but not a slavish reproduction.
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