erik lundegaard

One Movie's Ceiling is Another Movie's Floor

I went to the Harvard Exit last night for the French film “Des hommes and des dieux,” which recently won the best film at the Cesar Awards, and which is flipped in the translation, for some reason, to “Of Gods and Men.”

It's a quiet film, with many contemplative moments, as befits a film that takes place mostly in a monastery; but the other film showing at the Harvard Exit, “The Last Lions,” a documentary about the dwindling African species, is a little less quiet. During the quiet, contemplative moments of my film, I kept hearing a faint but insistent bass beat, like the throb of a headache, from “The Last Lions”'s jungle/savannah soundtrack.

Both films take place in Africa but I doubt they're mix-and-match. Not sure what movie theaters like the Harvard can do about this. Book films according to soundtrack similarity?

I suppose I should be happy I can hear the lions at all.

Still from "The Last Lions" (2011)

Awwwwwwwww. But could you keep it down, please?


Posted at 09:57 PM on Sun. Mar 27, 2011 in category Movies - Theaters  
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