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post #1 of 39 Old 11-08-2012, 02:53 PM - Thread Starter
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Which movie has the most realistic, loud, dynamic, forceful gun sounds? I keep hearing a buzz about Open Range but I've never seen the movie. I watched a bit of the famous shootout in the movie on YouTube and it definitely did seem it would sound amazing on a nice home theater setup. Is Open Range the movie I am looking for or are there more? If I recall correctly, The Hurt Locker had quite impressive gun sounds too.
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I always liked Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers for realistic gun sounds. I'm sure there are many others but those come to mind immediately. Open Range is a good choice. Still not available on BD yet though.

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The Patriot when Mel Gibson rescues his son from the British is impressive also ...
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I'm not sure "realistic" is going to be the most impressive thing in movie sounds for guns, though.

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Shooter, Act of Valor, Collateral, Miami Vice, Battle: Los Angeles, Flags Of Our Fathers, The Kingdom. Turn those movies up to 0 and enjoy some loud, dynamic and forceful gun sounds. I've heard that Shooter has accurate rifle sounds. Act of Valor has the exact same sounds for their M4's. AoV's soundtrack is in DTS HD MA, while Shooter is only DD.

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Maybe not realistic (don't know) but the after-robbery scene in Heat is quite impressive IMO.

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Movie gun sounds and realistic don't belong in the same sentence. Although a little off topic this thread reminded me of the Cracked.com article:

5 Ridiculous Gun Myths Everyone Believes (Thanks to Movies)

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Movies

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The robbery scene in Heat has been my go to demo forever. I can remember the first time ever seeing it and picking my jaw up off the floor.

More recently I was quite impressed with the shoot out in Safe House.
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Yes, Open Range is basically a 2 hour buildup to the best western movie shootout recorded. A great movie with lots of heart, but it's not guns from start to finish. It is a real shame that it isn't available in the US on blu ray (there is a French version on blu. What's up with that?). The DVD is worth owning though.

Max Payne is full of ridiculous, loud, and heavily choreographed shooting scenes as well as lots of LF in the underwater scenes. If you want shooting from start to finish this is a better choice.

Battle LA is all about explosions and crazy amounts of LF from the alien spacecraft. Gunshots are tame compared to the explosions and spacecraft.
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Which movie has the most realistic, loud, dynamic, forceful gun sounds?
Depending on what kind of guns you are talking about. If you mean just pistol and rifle or shotgun, then Open Range is one of the top on the list. For machine gun, try Road to Perdition. For cannon shots, Master and Commander (DVD, not BD which reduced some LFE ) is hard to beat.
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Battle LA is all about explosions and crazy amounts of LF from the alien spacecraft. Gunshots are tame compared to the explosions and spacecraft.

Great audio in this movie and the Alien ground "gun" was fantastic and powerful in my room.

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The robbery scene in Heat has been my go to demo forever. I can remember the first time ever seeing it and picking my jaw up off the floor.
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I've always been partial to The Way of the Gun...
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I'm not sure "realistic" is going to be the most impressive thing in movie sounds for guns, though.
Very true, there are few real guns that sound as thunderous as they do in most movies. That said I've always loved the sound of the Pulse Rifle from Aliens. As far as Dynamics and realism I'll add another vote for Heat and Black Hawk Down. Problem I have with most of these is the handling which is often laughable... oddly enough Sucker Punch was fantastic in this regard, proper trigger discipline, reloads (although too infrequent), check weld, etc. Also after seeing Skyfall I found this which I thought was cool:

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the shotgun blasts in ratatouille are awesome. also: live free die hard, hurt locker, iron man, mr brooks.
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Act of Valor, when they are in Costa RICA and open fire from the SOC-R Boat. That will get you thumping!! Also, Saving Private Ryan when landing on beach has some of the best use of SURROUND speakers I've ever heard.
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Expendables -plenty of gun fire in that - especially the cannon Terry Crews used

If looking for a good gun shot surround scene - try the original DVD of the Last of the Mohicans with Daniel Day-Lewis - not the blu-ray. I'm told the Blu-ray version is edited poorly and important scenes were removed
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It's not a movie but this video is a real rap giant with gunshots as the beat of the song. #NSFW
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New addition to the list, Looper.
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Not really a 'shoot 'em up' movie but dang if the gun didn't sound great to me in "Mr. Brooks". So much so that it surprised me and I took note of it. Check it out.

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The 50 cal. scene in Smoking Aces is not bad, and while not a great movie, there are some nice gunshot effects in Public Enemy.
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The gun fight on Open Range is excellent,
with a good system and decent vol,wth guns ablazin should sound very realistic.
I was shocked at how realistic the shots sound.
Makes you jump for sure.
I wonder how more realistic it would be on Bluray,I have the dvd and it's great.
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The final shoot out in LA Confidential is pretty good as well. Nice surround activity as well.

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The gun fight on Open Range is excellent,
with a good system and decent vol,wth guns ablazin should sound very realistic.
I was shocked at how realistic the shots sound.
Makes you jump for sure.
I wonder how more realistic it would be on Bluray,I have the dvd and it's great.

What's usually missing from movie gunfire is dynamics because the sound effect is conservatively compressed. Open Range gets my vote for best in that catagory, even in its lossy form, but it also had unique "atmosphere" as sound designers term it; the acoustics of the street and buildings worked really well wtih the gunfire.

A couple of years ago I sat down with a friend in his home to watch Open Range with he and his wife, as they had never seen it. I had designed and installed their family room A/V system, that was modest by most standards here at AVS. They also were not the kind of folks to watch things "loud." About 15 seconds into the shootout, their high school-age daughter came rushing into the room scared to death by the realism of the gunfire. Dad/my friend was a retired FBI agent which may have piqued her alarm. I was a little embarassed, but thought it rather fascinating, and we all had a chuckle.
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Not sure about realism, but I'm very impressed with the sounds of gunshots on Taken. Every gunshot that went off in an indoor scene felt like a mini-concussive wave went through my body.
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I second Steeb.... I like the movie in general and I also specifically remember the guns noises from "The Way of the Gun". Someone on the DVD commentary said something about how they banged on garbage cans to get some of the noises.
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The battle in the underground parking garage in Red. You can tell the difference between the M2 .50 caliber and the M60 and the SMG's and pistols with no problem whatsoever. Then the explosion under the limo goes off, and it felt like the sub behind my couch had punched me in the gut...

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How about that gun in Bruce Wayne's lab in TDK? I'm not even sure if that was a gun that exists in real life!...but it was loud!

Getting more fantasy-based, I also recall that over-shoulder rotary mini-gun in Iron Man 2...it lit up my living room with sound epic style. biggrin.gif

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