‘Sound of Metal’ editor Mikkel E.G. Nielsen on how the title reflects the film’s three acts [Exclusive Video Interview]

‘Sound of Metal’ editor Mikkel E.G. Nielsen on how the title reflects the film’s three acts [Exclusive Video Interview]
Sound of Metal” editor Mikkel E.G. Nielsen worked closely on keeping the film focused on Ruben’s internal journey. Ruben (Riz Ahmed) starts the film as a heavy metal drummer who suddenly loses his hearing and we follow him as he is suddenly forced into a new world of communication at a sober house for the deaf under the guidance of mentor Joe (Paul Raci). “The whole start has a completely different pace than at Joe’s house,” says Nielsen in an exclusive new interview for Gold Derby. “And then you have the end, which is different as well.” Watch the full interview about the Amazon Prime movie above.

Nielsen observes that the title “Sound of Metal” is reflected in the three acts. The first part represents “sound,” which is Ruben’s final experiences of being a proper hearing person; the second is “of,” the transitional point for the character; the third act is “metal,
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