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The Conversation – Walter Murch, David Shire, Francis Ford Coppola

January 11th, 2008 · No Comments

The soundtrack for The Conversation is available in a clean studio version on the Intrada label, however, that version does not include the sound design, so instrumental in the film. This transfer maintains all of the incidental sound effects and dialogue from its respective scene.

There is a scene in The Conversation where Harry Caul, played by Gene Hackman, comes to a startling revelation. He is alone in a warehouse, and there is a moment of silence on the soundtrack while he reflects on what he has just discovered. However, the silence is deceiving. In the far distance of the aural landscape, you can hear the fog horns of San Francisco bay. Thus, without words, or a corny one-liner, the plot thickens by sound design alone.

David Shire – The Conversation theme 1
(traffic, “happy birthday,” entering the apartment)

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David Shire – The Conversation theme 2
(wires, paper, piano)

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David Shire – The Conversation theme 3
(tape manipulation, “red red robin”)

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