How “All Quiet on the Western Front’s” Sound Designers Crafted the Tones of War


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A block of medical silicone = muddy footsteps. A toy car riding down an air conditioning duct = tanks rolling into the battlefield. Sound designers Markus Stemler, Frank Kruse and their team made use of a variety of wild sounds to create a wartime collage for the picture “All Quiet on the Western Front.” Markus and Frank break down some of the most iconic scenes from the film, and explain how they soundtracked these moments with incredible foley work.