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post #1 of 3 Old 07-10-2001, 08:21 AM - Thread Starter
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I watched the DVD for Woody Allen's "Sweet and Lowdown"
last night.

The movie with Sean Penn as the world's 2nd greatest
guitarist - right behind that French gypsy :-)


Enjoyed the movie.


Was kind of shocked when I went to the audio selections
before the movie and found I had a choice between "english
mono" and "french mono"...

I know Kubrick used mono because he was worried that the
theater would not properly wire stereo... but in this
case, it seemed like a stylistic decision by Woody.

Didn't really interfere with my enjoyment of the movie.

During the closing credits - however - I was shocked
to see a credit for "Dolby stereo consultant"

What exactly did this person do ???? LOL

Or was the movie released in stereo in the theater ?

Or was this person hired and then sent home - when
Woody informed him he was using mono ?

My best guess is the last option. Guy still probably
was credited because he was booked to work the movie...

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As I recall, the studio marketing folks wanted to slap the "Dolby Stereo" label on the film. Obviously, Woody Allen doesn't care for multi-channel sound. Remember, a "consultant" only "consults". That doesn't mean the movie features surround sound, stereo, or any other format. Woody Allen likes big, fat MONO. That's what the movie is.
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Well, nearly all cinemas around the world are equipped to play back Dolby Stereo sound.

Although the movie's sound mix is mono, it would probably still have been recorded into Dolby Stereo format and printed this way to film for theatrical exhibition.

My guess is that the film audio format was Dolby Stereo, but only the center channel was active.

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