‘Ford v Ferrari’: Redefining the Racing Genre with the Powerful Sound of the ‘Perfect Lap’

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‘Ford v Ferrari’: Redefining the Racing Genre with the Powerful Sound of the ‘Perfect Lap’
James Mangold’s “Ford v Ferrari” is not only the most realistic racing movie ever made, but also a compelling bromance between innovative car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and extraordinary British racer Ken Miles (Christian Bale). And the 24 Hours of Le Mans circa 1966 offered a 40-minute tour de force that served as a mini-movie, with underdog, eccentric Miles pushing Ford’s GT40 to the limit with a meditative grace. Naturally, the sound was imperative in capturing the powerful, immersive experience (custom-made for Dolby Atmos).

During the third-act Le Mans race itself, the narrative strategy was to primarily focus on Miles unleashing the beast inside the gorgeous blue and white GT40 in the head to head competition with the sporty red champion Ferrari. The sound, meanwhile, worked in parallel, sometimes loud, sometimes calmer, but always layered in a way that surrounded the viewer throughout the theater.

“We threw out the production sound,
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