Mad Max : Fury Road Essay
Sound, and it’s absence, is a very powerful thing. A simple soundtrack placed in the right place can create incredible amounts of emotion, be it tension, relief, or excitement and anticipation.
"There was a little sound, little, sustained, droning sounds that had continued right through into the next scene. So that caught the audience’s ear and it led to an expectation of something else about to happen, rather than we were coming to a full stop. And by making it completely silent, with not one bit of sound, it sort of gave permission for the audience to applaud. And that was really interesting to me. I didn’t think a sound I could barely hear influenced the way that the audience would respond to them." George Miller, Interview.
The simple inclusion of a whistling sound emitted by wind blowing past a piece…