It’s amazing how well-produced and deftly-applied sound empowers a film. Much has been written about Hans Zimmer’s extensive use of “Shephard tones” in his soundtrack for Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. I haven’t seen it yet, so I can’t comment.
I did however, just watch the trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s new star-studded horror movie Mother! If you need a quick refresher on how to make music and SFX really work, watch this:
Great, film-highlighting audio adheres to the same formula used to increase the emotion in commercials; talk less, show and score more.