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Creating the sound of the post-apocalyptic future in 'Blade Runner 2049'

Still from the film
Still from the film "Blade Runner 2049."
Still from the film
Ryan Gosling stars as "K" in Blade Runner 2049. In this scene K discovers a bee hive in the ruins of Las Vegas.

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What does a fictional, post-apocalyptic future sound like?

That was the challenge for the sound team behind "Blade Runner 2049," the sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic. Ryan Gosling stars as a blade runner - or replicant hunter - named K, and Harrison Ford reprises his role as former LAPD officer Rick Deckard.

This time around, director Denis Villeneuve was at the helm, and he called on sound editor Mark Mangini (who worked sound on "Max Max: Fury Road") and sound designer Theo Green to create a world inspired by the original film, but still completely new.

The film is among the favorites for the sound editing and mixing Oscars when the Academy Award nominations come out later this month.

Frame producer Michelle Lanz sat down with Mangini and Green at their studio to get the inside story on creating the soundscape of "Blade Runner 2049."

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