London, UK (February 14, 2007)–Supervising sound editor Eddy Joseph and sound designer Martin Cantwell of Soundelux, London, have won the 2007 British Academy of Film Award (BAFTA) for Sound for their work on Casino Royale.
This marks the second time that Joseph has won BAFTA’s top award for sound. He also won the honor in 1983 for his work on Pink Floyd: The Wall.
The 2007 BAFTA Awards were presented February 11 at the Royal Opera House in London.
Based on the first of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, Casino Royale shows the iconic secret agent at the start of his career, having just been promoted to double-0 status.
Joseph said that he was thrilled with his win. “Director Martin Campbell’s brief to us was to make the sound a raw, transitional experience for the audience,” he said. “So instead of creating a dense, multilayered sound design for the film, the soundscape is made up of many carefully chosen individual elements that are based on the scene and the setting. You get a cleaner sounding film that really tells the story.”
Jonathan Ross hosted the awards, which are now in their sixtieth year. The Academy’s Film Awards began in 1947 and have always been an international event. They continue to be presented annually to recognize, honor and reward individuals for outstanding achievement in feature and short films produced worldwide and released in UK cinemas.
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