Chris Newman (sound engineer)

Christopher " Chris " Newman ( born February 17, 1940 in New York City ) is an American sound engineer and three-time Oscar winner.

Newman 1968 had made ​​its debut in two episodes of television series. In 1969 he was first responsible for the sound in a movie. In the following 40 years he has been involved in around 80 films, where he worked several times with Miloš Forman and Jonathan Demme. After he had been involved in Forman's 1979 film version of the musical Hair, he worked in the next few years several times as a sound engineer or sound mixer to musical adaptations with.

1974 Newman was honored along with Robert Knudson for the film The Exorcist with the Oscar for best sound. In 1985 he was awarded the prize again, this time with Mark Berger, Thomas Scott and Todd Boekelheide to work on Amadeus. His third Oscar Newman got together in 1997 with Walter Murch, Mark Berger and David Parker for The English Patient. In addition, Newman was with five other films nominated for the Oscar: 1972 French Connection - focus Brooklyn, in 1973 for The Godfather, 1981 Fame - The Road to Glory, 1986, A Chorus Line and 1992 for The Silence of the Lambs.

Christopher Newman teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York.


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