Is sound important?
Sound is often thought of as a secondary factor in film. However most filmmakers consider sound to be equally as important to theoverall effect of watching a film.
Sound after our sense of smell is our strongest sense. Soundscan easily take us back to past memories evoking particular moods, images, and a sense of place or time. Its use in film,therefore is extremely important to create a realistic sense of place or atmosphere.
Cinema being a technological artform, often uses advancementsin sound technology to market films. Developments in sonictechnology such as Dolby noise reduction, THX , Surroundsound, are seen as adding to the whole cinematic experience or home cinema experience.