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.