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Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 10:05 AM

Live Poll: Oscars 2023 — Best Sound

Which of the nominees of The Oscars (2023) for Best Sound do you think should win?

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"Best" anything is really tough these days where every element of every film is trying to out-perform something else. Seems it's less about the viewer's experience, and more about being bigger and better than their last project. I find modern films have dialogue which is either mumbled or screamed, and the sound effects are either imperceptibly subtle, or they're so piercing or booming like there's some competition to blow out speakers. There's very little middle ground. I tend to put the captions on most things I watch, because if you turn the volume up to hear the conversations, you'll get some unnecessarily intrusive sound that deafens you for the next 5 minutes.