Have been in the studio today processing the audio from this scene...also checking the surround mix to see if I can localize Laura's dialogue. The closest I can come, so far, is that she's saying something like (and this is a guess) "He was following the stars at night...shadows...voice in the night"-very difficult to hear as the dialogue was intentionally "ducked" so that we can't make it out....no explanation for Coop's reaction yet.
A poster in another forum claims that s/he figured out what did Laura whispered to Cooper before he began his long journey to get out from the Black Lodge.She whispered: "Nobody can spot your dark suit but me".
If that's the case what does it mean? Any Thoughts??
This one's a bit tricky-I'll try to be brief. The audio in this scene has been concealed by design. I did an audio analysis in my studio a few weeks ago. The closest I could come to a guess, after filtering out extraneous sounds, was "He was following the stars at night....shadows....voice in the night". Note: The sound file in Reddit appears to have been flipped backwards and treated with reverb, which doesn't really work. Why?: In order to get the "Forwards speech that sounds backwards" effect, the actors would have dubbed their lines phonetically, so that when they were reversed, it produces the sound of recognizable"forward" speech with all of the sonic color of "backwards" audio. Hendrix used this technique in some of his recorded guitar solos, deliberately playing and recording a melody from end-to-beginning so that he'd get the melody he wanted, with the slurring and whooshing sounds when it was "flipped". DL had to use subtitles to compensate for the shortcomings of the technique when applied to speech.
I have been thinking about this a bit lately. It seems to me that if it was only relevant to a previously known fact (her whisper about her father) or about how Coop would be leaving the lodge, which by now is well behind us (currently post ep. #8) or even about his memory loss (which makes little sense to continue to hide at this point), it would be insignificant by this point at the beginning of July. This is a long way of justifying my feeling that it is still important to the ongoing story, I think it must be something else.
- She tells him where she currently is
- She tells him about Audrey's possible sexual assault and the resulting child
- She tells him of some inevitable failure of good
- She warns him about mother/experiment
Actually there are lots of possible solutions, but these seem to be most likely at just short of the halfway point.
Just did the same thing isolating that centre channel. I heard " whisper " on second watching with headphones so thought there may be more to hear. After eq'ing out the various room tones all I got was " he " .. even matching it up with video again proved pointless .. Can completely agree with Mr Lynch .. there's so much more to hear with cans on when watching ..