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What movie? Voices heard across canyon


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I can't remember the name of a movie that I saw about 20 years ago. Two lonely teenagers have conversations across the canyon. Due to some quirk of the geography they can hear each other's voices over a great distance.

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I don't know the movie but I'm familiar with long distance talking.

 

Seems that certain natural rock formations form a parabola, and that focuses sound some distance away from the focal point of the parabola.

 

Also, the ancient Anasasi Indians "invented" a parabola design for some of their villages, and this works for projecting voices long distances.

 

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https://gamblershouse.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/echoes-of-the-past/

 

There are several places in and around Pueblo Bonito where you can hear with crystal-clear precision everything people say up on the Threatening Rock overlook, and there are some spots where you can even hear things clear across the canyon.

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I don't know about lonely teenagers, but I believe that "Indian Love Call: was introduced that way in the movie "Rose Marie" as two Indian lovers calling each other across a canyon.

 

 Here is a clip of the 1954 version:

 

 

 

 

And here is a video tribute with stills from the 1936 original movie that would even make Mongo of the CANDIDS thread jealous:

 

 

 

Audience back then really loved this.

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