etimh wrote:Watching the segments again, one thing that I think is really going to handicap the film's reception is the sound. Because of the passage of time not much is going to be able to be done in the way of looping or re-recording. Does anyone know if the party scene sound is just a scratch track, or was some dubbing done on it? The screening room scene seems pretty clean and who needs sound in Oja's scene, after all. I actually like the raw location sound in the clips but that might be all that is available to the editors. Not going to be too appealing to a lot of the contemporary audience.
Every film Welles made outside of Hollywood have issues with sound. Some (The Trial) fared better than others (Mr. Arkadin), but they all have audio problems of one sort or another. So this film having problems with sound wouldn't be a surprise to anyone who has viewed Welles' European work.