Ed Driscoll

The Emotional Power of Vintage Sounds

Interesting post on (the very appropriately titled, in this case) Legacy Matters blog about the emotional power of vintage sounds. Because we don’t hear such sounds these days as flashbulb pops and the click-clacking of manual typewriters, they instantly conjure up nostalgic memories.

It sort of reminds me of the review I wrote in 2003 on film editor Walter Murch’s book, where he discussed how important sound–and carefully choosing the right sounds–is for creating atmosphere in movies.