The Dark Knight Sound Show

The MPSE Sound Show returns to Hollywood with an exploration of the sonic world of this summer's blockbuster Batman movie "The Dark Knight."

Join Oscar and MPSE Golden Reel award winning Supervising Sound Editor /Sound Designer Richard King ("War of the Worlds," "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World") as he presents his process of creating the soundscape for the Christopher Nolan directed film from Warner Bros. Pictures. Excerpts of the movie will be presented with special "pre-dubb" mixes to illustrate the variety of elements used to create an environment of serious sound.

He will be joined by Music Editor Alex Gibson ("Live Free or Die Hard," "The Prestige") with special guest Oscar award winning Composer Hans Zimmer ("Gladiator," "The Da Vinci Code"), who will reveal the way the musical score was shaped to fit the dark narrative of good and evil.

As an extra special attraction, all of the sound will be played through a state-of-the-art theatrical audio system developed by Meyer Sound Laboratories so the you can hear every subtle and explosive sound element.

One night only: Monday, October 27, 2008, at 8 p.m. at the Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre in the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, just east of Highland Avenue.

General Admission is $10. Seniors and students with valid ID are $8. Members of the MPSE and American Cinematheque are $7. Tickets can be bought on and at the Egyptian box office. Validated Parking is available at the Hollywood & Highland complex, 4 hours for $2.

A co-presentation of the Motion Picture Sound Editors and the American Cinematheque. Made possible with support from Warner Bros. Pictures, Meyer Sound, and Digidesign. More information can be found at or