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Birthday of Swedish Sound Maestro Per Hallberg

By: Anders Frejdh
Per Hallberg supervising sound editor
Birthday of Per Hallberg, one of many talented Swedes in Hollywood with James Bond connection, who received an Academy Award (his third) for his work as supervising sound editor on SKYFALL at the ceremony in February 2013. During our James Bond festival in Stockholm Per announced that he's also working on SPECTRE, the 24th Bond film due for global release in November 2015.

With this page, From Sweden with Love celebrates the Swedish sound maestro.

"Grattis på födelsedagen Per - FSWL och Sverige är mycket stolta över dig!"

About Swedish supervising sound editor Per Hallberg

"Our job is to transport audiences into a different time and place," says Per Hallberg. "When we do our jobs well, not only do we feel like we're part of the movie but we've also helped push our emotions along the way."

A native of Sweden, Hallberg moved to the United States in his twenties. He started as an assistant and also worked in all the different disciplines of his craft including editing dialogue, sound effects, and foley. During one of his first films as supervising sound editor, Karen Baker Landers was his first assistant. They worked well together and decided to become professional partners. Hallberg and Baker Landers recently celebrated their 25th anniversary as a supervising sound editor team.

"We complement each other very nicely," Hallberg says of his partnership with Baker Landers. He adds "It's especially helpful today with time pressures and schedules constantly changing."

Hallberg and Baker Landers received Oscars for their work on Skyfall (2012) (2012) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007). Hallberg also received an Oscar for Braveheart (shared with Lon Bender) and an Oscar nomination for Face/Off (shared with Formosa Group's Mark Stoeckinger). Hallberg has received six MPSE Golden Reel Awards (including Black Hawk Down) out of 21 nominations and three BAFTA Awards out of six nominations.

See when Per Hallberg & Karen Baker Landers received the 2013 Oscar® for Best Sound Editing:

A selection of Per Hallberg's film credits

2015: SPECTRE - Director: Sam Mendes (supervising sound editor)
2015: SAN ANDREAS - Director: Brad Peyton (supervising sound editor)
2015: CHILD 44 - Director: Daniel Espinosa (supervising sound editor)
2013: DELIVERY MAN - Director: Ken Scott (supervising sound editor)
2013: HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS - Director: Tommy Wirkola (supervising sound editor)
2012: SKYFALL - Director: Sam Mendes (supervising sound editor)
2012:THE BOURNE LEGACY - Director: Tony Gilroy (supervising sound editor)
2012: SAFE HOUSE - Director: Daniel Espinosa (supervising sound editor)
2011: GREEN LANTERN - Director: Martin Campbell (supervising sound editor)
2009: G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA - Director: Stephen Sommers (supervising sound editor)
2008: EAGLE EYE - Director: D.J. Caruso (supervising sound editor)
2007: AMERICAN GANGSTER - Director: Ridley Scott (supervising sound editor)
2007: THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM - Director: Paul Greengrass (supervising sound editor)
2007: FREEDOM WRITERS - Director: Richard LaGravenese (supervising sound editor)
2004: RAY - Director: Taylor Hackford (supervising sound editor)
2004: THE BOURNE SUPREMACY - Director: Paul Greengrass (supervising sound editor)
2003: SEABISCUIT - Director: Gary Ross (supervising sound editor)
2002: THE BOURNE IDENTITY - Director: Doug Liman (supervising sound editor)
2001: BLACK HAWK DOWN - Director: Ridley Scott (supervising sound editor)
2000: THE PATRIOT - Director: Roland Emmerich (supervising sound editor)
2000: GLADIATOR - Director: Ridley Scott (supervising sound editor)
1999: TARZAN - Director: Chris Buck, Kevin Lima (supervising sound editor)
1998: GODZILLA - Director: Roland Emmerich (supervising sound editor)
1998: DANGEROUS BEAUTY - Director: Marshall Herskovitz (supervising sound editor)
1997: THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE - Director: Taylor Hackford (supervising sound editor)
1997: FACE/OFF - Director: John Woo (supervising sound editor)
1996: COURAGE UNDER FIRE - Director: Edward Zwick (supervising sound editor)
1995: HEAT - Director: Michael Mann (supervising sound editor)
1995: BRAVEHEART - Director: Mel Gibson (supervising sound editor)
1994: LEGENDS OF THE FALL - Director: Edward Zwick (supervising sound editor)

Editor's note:
In February 2014, FSWL (Anders Frejdh & Greg Bechtloff) did a long interview with Per Hallberg. The article will be published at a later date.

Photo above:
Per Hallberg in his Hollywood studio. Photo by Anders Frejdh. © 2014 From Sweden with Love.

Read more about Per Hallberg's career in films on IMDB.



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