The amount of things that go into making a movie work is almost unfathomable. One that very often gets overlooked, though, is sound—not music, sound. Every snap, crackle, and pop in a movie has been expertly crafted and this new supercut of sound in Star Wars: The Force Awakens provides just a taste.
The Force Awakens, as you might have figured with the title, is about a resurgence of the power of the Force in the Star Wars galaxy. But according to the movie’s crew, petulant villain Kylo Ren has something very much in common with this adorable kitty: the way they sound.
While I was at the Skywalker Ranch facilities on Monday, I did more than ogle George Lucas. I was lucky enough to meet Academy Award-winning sound editor Matt Wood, who is supervising sound editor on Clone Wars as well as the guy who voices most of the droids. Wood did a software demo with me where he turned me into…