Allan Varela

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A brief lexicon of sound

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If your summer movie mood pulls you to the heroics of an animated Hercules or drives you to the voracious velociraptors in “The Lost World,” it's important to remember that the best shows in town are…

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Sounding off

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Audio luminaries may not have the panache of a Tom Cruise or the sex appeal of a Demi Moore, but, as for importance to a movie, try turning the sound off in a theater, and you'll be listening to the…

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Sound and glory

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The place: the 1929-30 Academy Awards. The event: the first Oscar for achievement in sound presented to the MGM Studio Sound Department, Douglas Shearer, sound director for the film "The Big House"…