This encyclopedia contains the people, processes, innovations, facilities, formats and films that have made sound such a part of the motion picture experience. There are sound-critical entries for every film that has won an Academy Award for Best Sound or Best Sound Effects Editing, from 1933’s A Farewell to Arms to 2000’s The Matrix. Every sound mixer or editor who has won an Academy Award has his or her own entry and filmography. Entries have been provided for every known sound process, from Vitasound to Dolby Surround EX. For the key developers and innovators of motion picture sound -including Jack Foley, Ray Dolby, George Lucas and Tomlinson Holman - career-related biographies are included. There are additional entries for technical achievement recognized by the Academy, key manufacturers, sound facilities, and more.