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Posted by on Nov 19, 2011 | 5 comments

Film Sound Discussion Group: Cast Away (2000)

For the next Film Sound Discussion Group, we’ll be taking a look at the film Cast Away (2000)…directed by Robert Zemeckis, with sound design by Randy Thom. This session is going to be different from the previous two, we aren’t going to have any special or central presenters. This is going to be a moderated free form discussion to take a look at the use of sound and effects in Cast Away. In particular, I think it would be interesting to focus on the scene where Tom Hanks wakes up on the beach after the plane crash (pictured above). We won’t restrict it to just that scene, but it is an excellent starting place. There is a lot that we can talk about in that scene alone.

So grab the movie, watch it and pop in to the discussion with your opinions and  webcam/mic. [note: There’s also some interesting commentary from Randy Thom available on the disc.] The group will meet on Saturday, December 17th, at 11AM (U.S. Eastern Standard Time). You can sign up for the discussion here.

Hope to see you there.

A recording of the webinar is now available here.


  1. This sounds like its going to be very interesting, I hope I can make it. I’ll be on vacation.

  2. Darn!!! I won’t make it, I’ll be on vacations too.

    • Like previous ones, there will be a recording available afterwards.

  3. I’m planning on joining in, and I’ll be happy to talk about things I wish I had done differently on Cast Away. Looking forward very much to it.


  4. it would be really great to hear it from the man himself. thank you Randy Sir.


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