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al mcguire

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

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Where would this audio be recorded, would it be a disc in a truck ?

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More likely to be recorded on to 35mm fully coated stock.

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I would venture that it was 35mm single stripe mag with the obligatory balance track.

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My guess is also mag strip on 35mm

Edit: Just talked to a friend who's pretty smart about this and he says it was most likely recorded on optical strip.  Mag stripe didn't really begin until the early 50's.

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I've heard from different people that there was a point where there were optical sound recorders on roll-around carts. But I think most studio 1930s-1940s recordings were done in a dedicated building on the lot through high-quality wiring. This guy appears to be on a set, or he could be in a building somewhere on the lot... hard to say.

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More accurately, there was probably a sound mixer on the set (with the boom op), and then the "recordist" was in another place, just pressing the record button and verifying levels. I'm curious as to whether anybody was recording on 35mm mag prior to Nagra in the 1960s.

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