dEx emblem. He rubs the emblem on the box and we hear a “rough sanding” sound as he does so. He sets this box down on the ground unopened. As he does so, we hear it hit the ground with a thud. In following scenes, Noland will use these materials to fashion a bandage for his wound, padding for his bed, cutting tools for his coconuts, netting for his fishing, and the volley ball gets a face painted on it and becomes his surrogate companion, Wilson.
The DVD version of the film contains a DTS ES soundtrack. It is amazing how much the filmmakers were able to clean up the dialog and sound effects in this film in post-production. The mixing of the sound effects is incredible, with the waves and winds being mixed with the sounds of Noland opening his packages and reading the birthday card. DTS gives such great separation of sounds with great bass that makes on feel like they are on the island from the sounds of the waves and winds. The sound effects and dialogue are much warmer sounding on the DVD with DTS ES than the VHS version that I watched the first time I saw the movie. The sound effects are so real on the DVD it seems totally realistic when listening to Noland open the packages and in post-production there was an excellent effort made to mix these sounds together in a realistic and effective manner.
Most of the sounds for this scene were more than likely cleaned up after production, including Noland’s dialogue and the sound effects from the waves, winds, and his opening of FedEx packages. For inst