Creating the Brutal Sounds of a Fight Scene for 'Killing Them Softly'

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Director Andrew Dominik and sound mixer Leslie Shatz discuss how they came up with the sound design to augment a brutal fight sequence in their movie Killing Them Softly.

Says Dominik, "“You see fight scenes a lot [in movies]. But you don’t see people systematically beating somebody else. The idea was just to make it really, really, really ugly...What I prefer to do in films is not to use music as underscore. If you’re dealing with movies that have a lot of ambivalence about them, music can take away so many layers of a thing.”

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