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Sure, there are spaceships and aliens, but the sounds for 'Arrival' were kept natural

Sure, there are spaceships and aliens, but the sounds for 'Arrival' were kept natural

Director Denis Villeneuve’s “Arrival” may be an alien movie, but you won’t hear the sounds of warp speed, Martian death rays or beeping robots in it, say supervising sound editor Sylvain Bellemare and re-recording mixer Bernard Gariépy Strobl.

“Denis really insisted on having a sound that was not electronic,” Bellemare says of the film starring Amy Adams as a linguist trying to communicate with an alien species. “He wanted to do another type of science fiction. So he wanted to use an approach of [making] the sound really organic.”

Bellemare and Gariépy Strobl knew what they were in for, having worked together on several previous films, including...

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