Recording the authentic sounds of ‘Lincoln’

Lincoln is sure to see an influx of ticket sales as moviegoers hit theaters in the north and south to avoid holiday conversations. What’s less obvious than Daniel Day-Lewis’ awesome performance as the 16th president, though, is the ambient sounds of the movie. In a new SoundWorks interview, Lincoln sound designer Brett Burtt reveals how the audio engineers were able to capture the authentic sounds of the 1860s. Along with recording the creaks in Lincoln-era White House doors, Burtt even used the ticking from Honest Abe’s pocketwatch that’s stored in the Smithsonian.


[Via The Verge & Open Culture]

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