The Haunted House (Disney, 1929)
Six and a half minutes of terror, Disney style. The 14th Mickey Mouse short ever made, this one actually spent a long while on Disney’s “banned cartoons” list, due to a supposedly racist moment, around the 1:40 mark in which Mickey very briefly imitates Al Jolson in The Jazz Singer. Apparently all is well now, as a slightly edited version often runs on the Disney channel around Halloween.
THE SOUND OF GRAVITY
One of the stellar things about Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity is an immersive sound design that envelopes the audience in the experience. From the extreme precision in the editing of music and sound to the gorgeous score by composer Steven Price, Gravity's intensity is amplified because of these fine-tuned factors. In this video from The Soundworks Collection, Mexican auteur Alfonso Cuarón and sound mixer Skip Lievsay explain how important a specific sound design was to the project and the process of developing it.
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