Barton Fink, 1991 (dir. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)
“In Barton Fink we decided that John Goodman’s hotel room should be like a big and isolated vacuum. I made this sound so that whenever he opened the door you could hear the air rushing in. It sounded like the air was being sucked from the hallway and through his door into the room.
“I recorded this effect on the foley stage, which is essentially and airtight room, by jimmying open the door and recording the air rushing through. It was a very literal recording.
“The Coen Brothers had not asked for that sound, it was meant as a joke on my part and I just put it in a few places. Then as the movie progressed Ethan wanted it put in every time the door was opened and closed, which was hundreds of times!”
- editor Skip Lievsay.