Is the score too loud? The mix muddy? Insiders say yes
Buzz around the film Interstellar, the Christopher Nolan-helmed space saga starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, hasn’t been particularly positive when it comes to the sound mix. Specifically, complaints that the dialogue can’t be understood or sometimes even heard in parts of the film — particularly over Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer's orchestral score — are getting louder.
The topic is being debated around Hollywood, both after its Nov. 7 release (the film came in behind Big Hero 6 with $47.5 million in its opening weekend) and in informal conversations at screenings and at industry events. But so far, neither the studio (Paramount) nor Zimmer's reps will acknowledge that an issue exists.