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"The Sounds of Star Wars" – Interview with Ben Burtt and J.W Rinzler

Courtesy of Lucasfilm

NPR has published an interview with Ben Burtt and J.W Rinzler, discussing several things about “The Sounds of Star Wars” book.

It takes only a few seconds of sound — a spaceship launching, the familiar clash of lightsabers — to know that you are positively not in Kansas anymore. These are the sounds of Star Wars — from a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, three-dimensional in a way that envelops you and that has changed the way movie soundtracks get assembled.

Now the most celebrated of these sounds have been collected for a new book-and-audio collection, The Sounds of Star Wars, written by J.W. Rinzler and including a foreword by the architect of that audioscape himself: renowned sound designer Ben Burtt.

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