Sunday, June 19, 2016

Auteur Watch - Dwayne Buckle

Boy, but being a sound recordist is hard.  I learned that from Living in Oblivion, having to get background noise, getting the egotistical cast and crew to shut up for a second... thankless work.  Such is the case with Dwayne Buckle.  But when you work with the wide range of directors that he does, you can't help but think to yourself... aw, hell, I could do that!  Get someone else to operate the DAT for a change!  And so, we get films like Cybornetics.  Now, sure, you could be cynical and ask 1) shouldn't it be cybErnetics? and 2) isn't it a ripoff of, 2009's Surrogates, for one?  Alas, there's no review to work off of.  And they probably wouldn't do their due diligence and just say, oh, well, Buckle worked as a sound guy, and the sound in Cybornetics is excellent.  And it seems to have informed his storytelling, but do all the characters really need to keep dropping spoons all over the place?  And isn't the big finale reminiscent of what happened to Venom in Spider-Man 3?  (Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3 for when they do the remake)

5 comments:

360 Sound And Vision said...

Thanks for the write up! I actually had to still partially operate the DAT machine in Cybornetics too (lol). Hopefully for my new science-fiction film, "The Face In The Wall", the spoons were mixed down a little softer, ha, ha. All the Best and see you at the movies, Dwayne Buckle

The Movie Hooligan said...

Is Jonah Ehrenreich at all related to the guy who's all set to be the new Han Solo? Even though he looks nothing like Harrison Ford? Either way, promote the hell out of that... A LOT.

360 Sound And Vision said...

I think that's Alden Ehrenreich who's gonna play the new Hans Solo, Alden's also gonna star in the new Warren Beatty film, Rules Don't Apply (2016), no relation, but I think Jonah (the star of The Face In The Wall) is more handsome.

NYC AVPOST said...

Whats good MooHoo, The Face In The Wall DVD has been released! Check it out on Amazon Digital Download or DVD (or watch it for free with Amazon Prime) We think It's the most eye-opening film of the year, what do you think?

https://www.amazon.com/Face-Wall-Jonah-Ehrenreich/dp/B07286Y6TG/ref=sr_1_cc_3?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1503350077&sr=1-3-catcorr&keywords=%22Dwayne+Buckle%22

The Movie Hooligan said...

Whelp, I just ordered it off of Amazon; it'll be here in about three weeks. If you want, I'll post a review then.