Layer Cake is one of the most successful movies that had been released in 2004. It has a really professional cinematography where with the amazing sound design that Mat Collinge accomplished, it just totally takes the audience attached to the movie on the screen. It contains great action-movie themes such as drug trade, dishonor among thieves and one last heist.
“Life is so fucking good, I can Taste it in my spit.”(Daniel Craig as XXXX). The film centers on an unnamed cocaine dealer in the center of London played by Daniel Craig (known in the credits as XXXX or Mr. X as referred to in the movie). Craig's character has established a successful business buying, cutting and selling cocaine by using intelligence and self-control to avoid the largesses and gangster behaviors associated with the business. Having made his fortune through hard work and great care, he plans to retire from the drug industry for good.
Before his overseer Jimmy Price (Kenneth Cranham) will let him go, he has a couple of favors that need to be done. First, Eddie Temple (Michael Gambon) is a mob boss whose
daughter has gotten hooked on hard drugs and run away from home; Jimmy needs XXXX to find them girl and bring her to him before Eddie's men can get hold of her. Second, Dragan (Dragan Micanovic) is an Ecstasy wholesaler who has had a large shipment stolen by Duke (Jamie Foreman); Jimmy wants XXXX to get the Ecstasy back to Dragan, but Duke isn't eager to sell and Dragan is becoming impatient. Between these two matters, XXXX isn't so sure he'll get out of the business alive, especially after he finds himself falling for Duke's nephew's girlfriend, Tammy (Sienna Miller).
As we look at the sound design of the movie Layer Cake, we see that it contains different kinds of sound such as dialogue, music and effects that are all used to improve one other.
First, it has an amazing dialogue which is super naturalistic and ironic. Dialogue is deep and packed with bass...