HiT Episode No. 137 – Midge Costin (‘Making Waves’)

Think about your all-time favorite movie scenes.

Is it the water glass shaking as a T-Rex lumbers into view in “Jurassic Park?” Mel Gibson staring down a squad of post-apocalyptic bikers in “The Road Warrior?” Indiana Jones taking out a swordsman with one shot in “Raiders of the Lost Ark?”

Chances are a team of sound gurus made those moments better. Much, much better.

Midge Costin should know. She’s worked as a sound editor on some high-profile films, including “The Rock,” “Crimson Tide” and “Armageddon.”

Now, she’s taking a turn behind the camera to showcase the sound geniuses who made the very best movies magical.

And It’s about time.

Making Waves,” in select theaters now, interviews some of the industry’s legendary sound designers. Think Ben Burtt, the wizard who helped make the “Star Wars” saga a cultural icon. Or Walter Murch, dubbed the “Godfather of Modern Sound.”

Making Waves: The Art Of Cinematic Sound - Official Trailer

Movie fans and critics alike often overlook their pivotal contributions. “Making Waves,” featuring George Lucas, Ang Lee and other iconic filmmakers, might change all of that.

Oh, and the documentary currently has a 100 percent “Fresh” rating at RottenTomatoes.com.

The HiT ‘cast interviewed Costin about her new film, how she accidentally got into the sound design business and much more on the latest episode.

Listen to “HiT ‘cast 137 ‘Making Waves’ Director Hails Hollywood’s Unsung Heroes” on Spreaker.

If you’d like to see “Making Waves” please visit the film’s official web site. It offers a comprehensive list of all theaters showing, or about to show, the film.

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