A list of films compiled from every response to "What Have You Been Watching" on r/TrueFilm in 2015.
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.
30 Countries, 30 Days.
Time Period: present
Theme: Music should be inclusive not exclusive, there is music in the world around us, composers are jerks
Style of Subtitle: Bold white with black border.
Funniest / Oddest Subtitle: "Money for U, Honey" and "Fuck the Music"
What did I learn about the country: There's white boxes all over the city playing music all day?
Coincidental relation to last country I watched: The van with suspected bomb is in front of the German embassy.
I heard there's an American remake planned: Staring 1994 Kevin Costner as Amadeus, Jermaine Clement as Magnus, Uma Thurman as Sanna, Joe Lo Truglio/Philip Selway/Chris Tomson/Mark Ruffalo as the Drummers. Directed by Michel Gondry.…
I was wondering where these bruises on my stomach came from last time I had anesthesia
"This is a gig! Everybody keep calm!"
I, like many of you, have often wondered what it would be like if STOMP became a radical anarchist group that decides to aurally terrorize the artifices of capitalist society. Now friends, we have to wonder no longer.
There is a little bit more to it than just banging on a trash can and drumming on a street light, like a tone deaf detective with a hatred towards music and a musical lineage as well as some legitimately funny scenes between the madness. It is shot well, but obviously its sound direction is the main strength with genuinely cool musical segments and great editing during the detective's low fantasy moments.
The movie itself…
If Stomp the show had anarchical overtones.
Fun concept and cool musical sequences, but light on plot and character. There's also a particular narrative element that feels unnecessary and is difficult to make sense out of. Though not bad, it's overall a little disappointing considering the promising start.
I watched this movie on YouTube. If you want a preview of what masked men with a metronome will be doing in this film, do watch "Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers" and/or "Music for One X-Mas and Six Drummers".
Is the story good? Not rreeaallyy.
Is the music good? Depends on your taste.
Do I know how they mixed the sound? No; I'm new to this. Someone please tell me.
brilliant and funny movie about a tone-deaf policeman that gets attacked by music terrorists
The first 2/3 of this movie are fantastic and then it falls apart and left me quite unsatisfied.
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.
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