Monday Nights with Oscar presents

An Evening of Sound with Chris Newman and Tom Fleischman

A scene from The Silence of the Lambs, 1991.
A scene from The Silence of the Lambs, 1991. A scene from Philadelpha, 1993. A scene from The French Connection, 1975.

Whether it is the clamorous car chase from “The French Connection” (1971) or the controlled, terrifying final scenes from “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991), sound plays an integral part in bringing films to life.

With a combined 76 years in sound mixing and 12 Oscar nominations between them, Chris Newman and Tom Fleischman will come together to present an evening of film clips demonstrating how the raw tracks recorded on a set become the finished soundtrack.

Highlights of the evening will include scenes from such films as “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia” (1993), along with the presenters’ stories of working with directors like Jonathan Demme, Martin Scorsese and Milos Forman.

The audience will be encouraged to participate in the discussion.

Audio tracks for the presentation are courtesy of MGM, Twentieth Century Fox and Sony Pictures Entertainment.


Chris Newman began his feature film career in 1968 with Haskell Wexler's “Medium Cool” and has served as production sound mixer on more than 75 films. Newman has received eight Academy Award nominations, winning Oscars for his work on “The Exorcist,” “Amadeus” and “The English Patient.”


The son of film editor Dede Allen and documentarian Stephen Fleischman, Tom Fleischman mixed his first commercial feature film, “Melvin and Howard,” in 1979. He received his first Academy Award nomination in 1981 for his work on “Reds” (with Dick Vorisek and Simon Kaye). Since then, he’s been nominated three more times for sound mixing.

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Event Information

Monday, April 25, 7 p.m.
Academy Theater at Lighthouse International
111 East 59th Street, between Park and Lexington
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