72% of a movie

Movie poster

We saw a great movie at the 12th Tbilisi International Film Festival. Like usual, I didn’t read up about the movie, but instead entered the cinema, which is gorgeous, and sat down willing to be surprised and entertained. And we were! “Sound of Noise” is one of the most creative (and entertaining) films I’ve ever seen.

So why “72%?” Because it is a Swedish movie and the version we saw has Russian subtitles AND Estonian subtitles AND Georgian subtitles, but no English subtitles. Therefore we could “see” the movie and “hear” the “sounds/noise” but we couldn’t understand what people were saying.

Now I know—72% of a great movie provides a better experience than 100% of a mediocre movie. Here’s a review from imdb.com:

7 out of 7 people found the following review useful:
 You’ve never heard something like that, 3 January 2011

Author: stensson from Stockholm, Sweden

“Music for an apartment and six drummers” has reached so called cult status on Youtube. Here is a full length version of the same idea. You can use a hospital patient as percussion, you an surely also use bank note destroyers for the same purpose, not to talk about caterpillars.

True drum anarchy and if you’re into this kind of humour, you will find this incredibly funny. The plot is thin, on purpose, and includes a tone deaf police inspector. He’s coming after the percussion terrorists.

This Swedish movie really has its chances to be some kind of cult hit abroad. But you must like rhythm.

Sound of Noise

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About keithrkenney
Keith Kenney is a professor of visual communication at the University of South Carolina. He is living in Tbilisi, Georgia, for a year. This blog is about several topics. "CSJMM-Journalism" is about the students, faculty and staff members of the Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management in Tbilisi, Georgia. "USC-Journalism" is about the students, faculty and staff members of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SJMC) at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. CSJMM and SJMC are recipients of a "Journalism School Partnership" program grant from the US Department of State. The purpose of this $750,000 grant is to improve CSJMM and ensure its sustainability. "Tbilisi, Georgia" is about Susanna Melo and my experiences in Tbilisi. "Columbia, SC" will be about our experiences in our home town--Columbia--when we return home. "Georgia" is about Susanna and my experiences when we travel in Georgia outside of Tbilisi. "United States" is about our experiences traveling in the US. "Films and Photography" is about two documentary films I'm working on in Georgia. One story follows how Adishi handles the rapid tourism that is being developed in Svaneti. The other story follows Tamaz Jalagania, who is a craftsman of swords and guns, an opera singer, and an extraordinary storyteller. "Scholarship" is about my current books, articles, reviews, and grants.

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