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…
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…
Sound of Noise is a very ambitious Swedish art-house project and is the directorial debut of Ola Simonsson and Johannes Stjarne Nilsson. It follows a city ravaged by a group of anarchist percussionists trying to fight back against their imagination-denying city through a bout of musical terrorism, and the conveniently music-despising detective out to catch them.
I really loved the way the directors showcased the team of drummers, who are all unique with different back-stories and quirks, which makes it even harder for them to work together, which creates more of a sense of anarchy that this movie so blatantly and majestically creates. Sound of Noise brutally juxtaposes the pretentious civility of orchestra with the harsh aggression of the drums.…
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.…
Sound of Noise doesn't quite come together, but it's still a highly entertaining watch with a killer soundtrack and some wacky, at times breathtaking, set pieces. Headphones recommended!
Most surprising and unique premise I have seen in a movie for quite a long time.
It is presented in a funny way while the core of this film cannot stand steady.
Sound of Noise is a film that is very creative with it's sound and reaches its full potential with it's environment, props and story. With it's sound it takes you in with the character to believe him being tone-deaf and it works so well, the music that the criminals make is brilliant and very original. This is a film with one of the most original ideas I've seen in a long time and it was a really big surprise.
Anarchic percussionists make the city their drum kit.
Having played some percussion in high school, I enjoyed the five or ten minutes of music in the film.
The rest fell flat. It wasn't terrible, but it lacked anything that made me care about the characters.
Hey guys, it's cool if we don't expand every brilliant short film into a thin, mediocre feature, okay?
Odds are pretty good you won't end up with a Bottle Rocket... you'll just end up with an awkwardly grafted on plot and little memory of what made your breakthrough short, you know... not this terrible.
As a guy who spent most of my childhood knocking on objects all around me to create sound, I can say that I created a certain appreciation for drumming. Granted, I have already told you here most of my experince as a musician but one may say that my love for music can only be surpassed by my love for film and food. With that said, it's no surprise that combining two of my greatest passions in one movie concert like Sound of Noise is a guaranteed way to get me excited. Fortunately, it's safe to say that whatever goals this was trying to accomplish, it did so well enough for me to say that anyone who enjoys a good…
It would be nice if a film about people making music using everyday objects showed any conception of what everyday objects sound like. The weak sound design and bad music take away from a fantastic idea. Everything sounds like it was created using GarageBand.
Big points for a unique story, but otherwise not a very compelling movie. Would be of great interest to sound designers I imagine to hear the compositions designed for the movie. (Personally after so much percussion in this movie I quite identified with the protagonist's craving for silence, but then I enjoy silence and music both.)
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