Sound mixer Gregg Landaker, speaking backstage after winning the Oscar for achievement in sound mixing, said Sunday evening he plans to stick to his previously announced retirement plan.
He said the film he won for, “Dunkirk,” will be his final feature after having worked on 207 films.
“This film is the ending of my career. It didn’t end my career, but I decided to put a period on it,” Landaker said backstage at the Dolby Theatre.
Landaker entered the night having received nine Oscar nominations, winning three previous statuettes for “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Speed.”
Despite his long career, Landaker said the director of “Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan, was always pushing him to keep exploring his craft.
“Chris has always encouraged me to reach further into our art craft of mixing a film, to bring something new and different to the soundtrack that the audience would step up and notice,” he said.
–City News Service