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Alan Splet (1939–1994)

Alan Splet was born on December 31, 1939 in the USA. He is known for his work on The Elephant Man (1980), Eraserhead (1977) and Dead Poets Society (1989). He was married to Ann Kroeber. He died on December 2, 1994 in Berkeley, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Elephant Man
The Elephant Man Sound Department
(1980)
Eraserhead
Eraserhead Sound Department
(1977)
Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society Sound Department
(1989)
Dune
Dune Sound Department
(1984)

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 1993 Rising Sun (sound designer)
 1992/I Wind (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer)
 1991 At Play in the Fields of the Lord (supervising sound editor)
 1991 By the Sword (sound designer)
 1991 Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (sound editor)
 1990 Henry & June (sound designer)
 1990 Mountains of the Moon (supervising sound editor - as Alan R. Splet)
 1989 Dead Poets Society (supervising sound editor)
 1989 Weekend at Bernie's (supervising sound editor)
 1989 Winter People (supervising sound editor)
 1988 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (supervising sound editor)
 1988 The Unbearable Lightness of Being (sound designer)
 1986 The Mosquito Coast (supervising sound editor)
 1986 Blue Velvet (sound designer - uncredited)
 1985 Broken Rainbow (Documentary) (re-recording mixer) / (sound editor)
 1985 Warning Sign (supervising sound effects editor)
 1984 Dune (sound designer)
 1983 Never Cry Wolf (sound - as Alan R. Splet)
 1980 The Elephant Man (sound designer) / (special sound effects)
 1979 J-Men Forever (sound effects) / (sound effects editor)
 1979 The Black Stallion (supervising sound editor)
 1978 Days of Heaven (special audio assistant)
 1977 Eraserhead (location sound - as Alan R. Splet) / (sound editor - as Alan R. Splet) / (sound effects - as Alan R. Splet)
 1976 Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (sound effects editor)
 1972 The Final Comedown (sound mixer)
 1972 Young Goodman Brown (Short) (sound)
 1970 The Grandmother (Short) (sound editor) / (sound effects) / (sound mixer)
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Alan R. Splet
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In 1979, Splet won a special Academy Award for sound effects on The Black Stallion (1979) but didn't show to pick up the statue. "It always happens," said host Johnny Carson. "First George C. Scott doesn't show, then Marlon Brando, and now Alan Splet."

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