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'Love & Mercy' sound designer on creating the film's sonic background

Francois Duhamel

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The Brian Wilson biopic "Love & Mercy" (directed by Bill Pohlad) weaves together two separate periods in Wilson's life— his early days of success with The Beach Boys, and his later years struggling with mental illness.

 Wilson's story is told not only through fine performances from actors Paul Dano and John Cusack, but also through an amazing tapestry of sound.

There's the music of Brian Wilson, additional scoring by Atticus Ross, and the sound design work done by Eugene Gearty.

Gearty was tasked with creating the soundtrack that ran through Brian Wilson's head during times of both joy and sorrow.

Gearty joined Take Two to explain how he approached the project and a few specific scenes.

To hear the full interview, click the link above.