August Rush of Music
February 12, 2008
The Music… Oh, the Music!!!
Annelie phoned Handre earlier tonight, asking him if he’d like to join her for a movie. He was feeling like sleeping, I wasn’t feeling like working, so I phoned her, said I’d join her. Wanted to know what she wanted to watch, she wanted to know what I wanted to watch. I said I don’t even know what is showing at the normal cinemas at the moment, there is so few movies I consider worth the time to see, but I’ll join her if we watch a good movie, she said she won’t know if it would be good, even if she had seen it, she won’t know if I’d think it’s good (I’m real hard on movies), I said I’d come in any case, I’ll read through the info on what is showing so long.
I decided in August Rush, really was the only movie currently showing at Kolonade which I considered worth the time. We got the 22:15 slot, and were the only two in the theatre (can that we profitable?). And the music… oh, the music! Every minute of music was worth the listen. The story was OK, a bit fairy tallish, just too good to be true kind of thing. I hated Robin Williams as a bad character, but I guess then he played his role good. But the music!
Everyone made a scene about the music in As it is in Heaven, and probably it is of a “higher quality”, I won’t know, all I know it that the raw music from August Rush I experienced so much more intense than As it is in Heaven. It was everything I want in music. Mixing of genre’s, classical and rock, in the most amazing way. I’ve always known that I would like this mix, but I’ve never really heard it. Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra never really did it for me, but this, this was amazing. The Rock band and the Cello coming together to form the most amazing music, making your heart beat. It’s intense, stirs emotion, build up, make you wanna cry, make you wanna jump and then… then… loadsharing!!!!!
Yes, 17 minutes before the end of the movie, the power went of! Jou beurt is jou beurt, maar jislaaik, moes hulle nou regtig dit TOE doen?!?!? Funny enough, I didn’t care for the end of the story, but I have a feeling that I missed the best part of the movie, the best part of the music, the climax of it all.
Yes, others with more knowledge of music, a more refined taste or something, might think otherwise of the movie. But if you just love the raw sounds of music, from different genres, different styles, love music for the sake of music, go see this movie. I’d recommend the 10 o’clock slot at Kolonade, then you might get the theatre for yourself.
OK, on life and theology it says, so any theology in this movie? Maybe just the theology of art. Of listening to sounds, really listening. Listening for the sake of the beauty of music, of sound. And if there aint beauty in theology, is it theology worth theologizing?