Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound

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Making Waves:
The Art of Cinematic Sound
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Directed byMidge Costin
Written byBobette Buster
Produced by
  • Bobette Buster
  • Karen Johnson
  • Midge Costin
CinematographySandra Chandler
Edited byDavid J. Turner
Music byAllyson Newman
  • Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet
  • GoodMovies Entertainment
  • Busterfilms
Release dates
  • April 29, 2019 (2019-04-29) (Tribeca)
  • October 25, 2019 (2019-10-25)
Running time
94 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound is a 2019 documentary film about the history of sound design in cinema of the United States. It is directed by Midge Costin.


Critical reception[edit]

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes wrote of the critics' consensus, "Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound pays an all-too-rare tribute to an aspect of filmmaking that's utterly fascinating but often overlooked." The website assigned the film an approval rating of 97%, based on 66 reviews assessed as positive or negative; the average rating among the reviews is 7.5/10.[2] The similar website Metacritic surveyed 12 critics and assessed 11 reviews as positive and 1 as mixed. It gave a weighted average score of 80 out of 100, which it said indicated "generally favorable reviews".[3]


  1. ^ Gleiberman, Owen (2019-10-26). "Film Review: 'Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound'". Variety. Retrieved 2020-07-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved October 30, 2021.
  3. ^ Staff. "Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 6, 2020.

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