Watch: 11-Minute SoundWorks Collection Featurette on 'Man of Steel'
by Ethan Anderton
June 21, 2013
There's been plenty of talk about Man of Steel lately, from the sequel and a potential follow-up of Justice League, to our examination of the death and destruction in Zack Snyder's superhero reboot. But rather than nitpicking and thinking about the future, this new featurette from SoundWorks Collection merely goes behind the scenes of the sound design and editing for the film that went into creating the audio behind all the action and chaos. In addition, there's a little tidbit that shows how the sound designers actually were able to fit in an easter egg that references the old 1950s Superman TV series that nobody probably noticed.
Here's the SoundWorks Collection featurette on Man of Steel via The Playlist:
A child sent to Earth from a dying planet is adopted by a couple in rural Kansas. Posing as a journalist, Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) uses his extraordinary powers to protect his new home from an insidious evil.
Man of Steel, the new DC Comics Superman reboot, is being directed by Zack Snyder, of Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen & Sucker Punch previously. Christopher Nolan is producing, and co-wrote the story with David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Unborn, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), who wrote the script. Warner Bros. opened Man of Steel in theaters everywhere on June 14th this month. See it right now!
I really thought Mama El was Marina Sirtis.
DAVIDPD on Jun 21, 2013
A loud hot mess of a film.
Meh of Steel on Jun 21, 2013
Said no one ever
Bob on Jun 21, 2013
I agree. The different sound and music were competing with each other. It was indeed a mess. But perhaps it was intentional to match the mess of a story.
Hal Jordan on Jun 22, 2013
Douchebags come in pairs I guess
Guest on Jun 22, 2013
You've just disproved your whole theory with your post. You are feeling great not understanding anything in the real world I guess, just like Goyer and Snyder.
Ricky Bobby on Jun 22, 2013
This is completely off topic, but did anyone else wonder what happened to Zods body after the fight? Did Hamilton dissect it? Did superman take it with him when he flew away? Maybe Lex got ahold of it.... Hmmmm. I wonder
timnimbus on Jun 22, 2013
Or people can just hear some loud drums and metal sounds played at high volume to distract you from the soulless imagery on the screen. It would achieve the same thing.
Ricky Bobby on Jun 22, 2013
Man of Steel was horrid. Won't have any legs in the coming weeks. Kevin Tsujihara needs to clean house. Stop using the creative crews on the live action films. They're the same ones as Superman Returns, Green Lantern, and this Man of Steel. WB/DC will never do as well as it should. Marvel is the standard right now. Superman is the most recognized super hero in the world and it didn't out perform Iron Man 3??? That's unacceptable!
HMC on Jun 22, 2013
Need something to write about Ethan? How about this: "June 14 (Bloomberg) -- "Man of Steel," the new Superman movie, set a record before even one ticket was sold: It had the most promotional tie-ins ever, with more than 100 companies paying around $160 million to get close to the man in blue." Now they say the movie cost $225 million, but that's not counting advertising and prints, or usually those costs are not factored(only seen that done with foreign films). So I guess this Superman was "cheap" to make? I think the most paid for promotional tie-ins was for The Phantom Menace. It had a budget of $115,000,000, but had sold promotional rights to (mainly) Burger King and Pepsi(and some others) for $125,000,000, or so; making $10,000,000 before it even hit the theaters. I have not had the chance to see Man in Steel yet. With Star Wars, you don't see(real) adds in the movies. With MoS, am I walking into a 2.5h long commercial?
David Banner on Jun 25, 2013
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