This is a compilation of all feature films that have played at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX from 2005 through…
Sound of Noise
The first musical cop movie
A tone-deaf cop works to track down a group of guerilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city.
Before watching Sound Of Noise, I regarded musical terrorism to be perpetrated by those arseholes that drive around booming out Skrillex at about 10,000 decibels at all hours.
Why is it that when you hear really loud music booming out of a car that it's always really shit as well? It's never Such Great Heights by The Postal Service or Transmission by Joy Division. You never see someone zoom by in their Vauxhall Astra with Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9 blaring out when you're nipping down the off-licence for a paper. For fuck's sake.
No, the musical terrorism performed in the wacky…
A pop-music cover of the traditional crime drama tune, Sound of Noise is safe without seeming banal, relaxing without feeling sluggish, and though the core narrative doesn't do anything new, it uses its gimmick of musical 'terrorism' to keep what would otherwise be a fairly cookie-cutter plot moving forward. And let's be honest - you're not here for the story anyway, are you? The narrative is really the staff for the meat of the piece, the actual musical performances - guidelines on which the individual notes are written, those notes here being the creative situations in which the artists create their melodies.
Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the film is the distinct crescendo of inventiveness each of the four…
This is the kind of movie my parents would recommend to me because it's foreign and kind of weird and it's about drummers. Then, inevitably, my mom would call it "cute" or "nice" and I would realize that I would not like this movie.
The story follows a group of "musical terrorists" and the officer who is pursuing them for, like, playing music, I guess. See, his brother is a famous conductor and the police officer is tone deaf and . . . I'm not going to type any more about the plot.
I didn't really hate it, but there wasn't really much of a story and the humor was the kind where maybe you'd think to yourself "Oh, that's…
Film #58 of What Should I Watch?
Recommended by Josiah Morgan.
Unfortunately Sound of Noise amounts to little more than a STOMP concert that only uses its crime narrative to get from one musical performance to the next. Don't get me wrong the musical performances are perfectly fine but they're a little drawn out and never really incorporate crime genre conventions into the music. This is definitely more skewed towards people who enjoy music played with wacky/unconventional instruments than crime film buffs.
Sound of Noise wins points for originality, but falls short of its high concept premise. Amadeus, a tone-deaf policeman (who comes from a family of gifted muscians), is tasked to pursue a group of anarchist musicians performing a "concert" using random objects throughout a city in Sweden. The most exciting moments of the film are when the weird "music" is being performed. The narrative is extremely dull and doesn't really seem to serve a purpose other than to vaguely fill in the time in between the musical numbers. On the anarchist musician side, there aren't really characters, just a group of mysterious people thrown together. I don't understand their motivations for this line of…
A sextet of percussion terrorists have left the short film format (Sound of Noise - Music for One Apartment and Six Srummers) to a full length movie. And this is their manifesto... I mean, playlist:
1. Doctor, doctor give me gas (in the ass)
2. Money for my honey
3. Fuck the music
4. Electric love
But the police is after them, one police officer in particular; a tone-deaf cop from a family of successful musicians.
This may sound like a pretty action packed funky Swedish movie, but it isn't really. There's something odd about it, a quirky kitschy odd that makes me not recognize my country in other things than in the general tone of movie. And in between…
Sound of Noise has an entertaining and quirky premise where 6 drummers write a symphony of four movements that are required to be played in public. Obviously the police aren't happy about this and see it as an act of vandalism. The four movements include, performing in a hospital surgery, performing in a bank, performing at a construction site and performing on an electric pylon. The sound design in this film is really awesome and the four performance scenes are great highlights in the film. The bank scene and the hospital scene in particular are brilliant, funny and awesome if you are a drummer or big music fan. The rest of the film is somewhat muddled and sometimes the humour…
This is the kind of weird, unique concept film Quentin Dupieux wishes he was making. A quirky, foreign, crime, comedy that could have easily been (pardon the pun) one note, but comes alive in weirdly wonderful musical sequences of comedic, musical anarchy involving everyday items.
What a fantastically clever concept. A group of musical anarchists attempt to perform their masterpiece using sounds produced from non-musical instruments such as surgical instruments or heavy machinery. Added to that interesting premise is a tone deaf policeman who is trying to stop them at all costs. The film mixes supremely clever and complicated musical pieces with a magical-realist slant as the pursuing policeman realizes that the musicians might be able to help him in an unexpected way. I don't want to give too much away but the freshness of this movie came out of left field and blew me away.
Great music integrated into the movie well. There were parts in the second half where I thought the movie lost steam, but overall it was a fresh, well-executed story. I love the way it mimics the whole assemble-a-team-of-expert-thieves aspect of heist movies like Ocean's 11 or The Italian Job.
I watched this a few years ago, but had forgotten a lot of the plot. I enjoyed even more this time around.
Very original and obscure, "Sound of Noise" is the only film about Swedish musical terrorists, but the amazing experimental soundtrack, surreal atmosphere, great performances, deadpan humor, direction, and screenplay bring it much higher than just interesting ideas and statements.
Spazzy musical waste-of-fuck. Take as shallow a glimpse as you can of a big conspiracy! Musical spontaneity, anarchy, deaf/hearing life, whatever. None of it's even that good; more annoying than anything. It's not terrible, though, at least produced pretty nicely, with a decent black-comic edge. But not wonderful at all. Only attractive to dipshits who are insecure or too secure about music? It's regular life, and the only way you can be insecure or too secure about regular life is if you're ugly and stupid and not good at it. Silence makes up part of music and non-music alike? and you made me a film about this? Wow. Fuck off then.
Really dug the music.
Musical terrorists? Weird, enjoyable movie about a detective that hears music as noise, or nothing at all. A very well shot, original detective story
Sweden. We don't have alot to brag about when it comes to movies, but there's more than Ingmar Bergman to…
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