Danny Boyle’s latest film, 127 Hours, famously recreates the ordeal of young mountaineer Aron Ralston, who gets trapped in a Utah canyon when a boulder slips, trapping his arm. The soundtrack, which was nominated for a BAFTA and a Satellite in the Best Sound categories, was almost entirely recreated in post production. A large selection of DPA microphones was used extensively to record the dramatic tension and ambience of the surroundings. Boyle has described 127 Hours as “an action movie in which the hero doesn’t move.” A challenge to film, and one that demanded a lot from its soundtrack.
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