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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Sunday, June 11, 2006

loudQuietloud

Tonight we saw our sixth and final 2006 SIFF film, a documentary on the Pixies titled loudQuietloud.

Disclaimer: If you know me you probably know that I'm completely unqualified to write something resembling a fair review of anything Pixies related. They are the bestest band in the world and everything they do is the bee's knees. So needless to say the movie was awesome-o.

In all seriousness though, I thought the film was very well done. The basic story follows the band through their recent reunion tour. It mixes great concert + crowd footage with a raw look at the band's trials and travails backstage. It's a true documentary in the sense that the director stays out of the way, using actual footage from the road to tell the story without any extraneous narration or interviews. At the end you'll be left shaking your head wondering how a group of people that are so discordant off-stage can sound so harmonius on it.

More reviews available here.