Westchester, NY (July 12, 2016)—Alchemy Post Sound provided Foley effects for Good Time, the new thriller from directors Benny and Josh Safdie.
The film, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival, stars Robert Pattinson as a thief who robs a bank in Queens as part of an ill-conceived scheme to get his mentally handicapped brother Nick (Benny Safdie) out of jail. Working under the direction of supervising sound editor Ryan M. Price, MPSE, and re-recording mixer Evan Mangiamele, the Alchemy team—Foley artists Leslie Bloome and Joanna Fang and Foley mixers Ryan Collison and Nicholas Seaman—produced an assortment of custom sounds in preparing the film for festival screenings.
“Good Time is a very intimate, gritty film,” explains Price. “The sound needed to have a lot of texture. It needed to make you feel that you were in New York, in a car with the actors and being chased by the police.”
Mangiamele adds that while the Foley needed to be realistic and blend with the production sound, it also had to have a musical quality to integrate with composer Daniel Lopatin’s score, which is featured prominently. “Benny and Josh were really psyched about the score and wanted it to drive the soundtrack,” he notes. “Sound effects are woven in with the music and dialogue in an interesting way.”
The Foley team had the most fun with a scene where a fleeing robber runs into a large window and is captured by police. Bloome and Fang created the initial crash by smashing a brick through a giant piece of a plate glass. “We have a very large, dedicated glass pit that we smash stuff in,” says Bloome. “It allows us to do massive effects that at other places might be impossible or would decommission a room for hours.”
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