rise27 September 2011 at 6:56pmPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
Don't understand, wave, was the shown part of the film a different version or did you miss the written lyrics?
This seems to be a very importent spotlight to the film by Caroline Link from 2008. The music seems to carry the process of solving a kind of rigor.
I'm always a kind of proud and excited to hear PG's music in this connection .
maybe i am not enough respectful to the german kultur but to me it seems there is not enough sensitivity using a good sounding song without including its whole meaning which is mainly in its lyrics. it is just experiences of my own cultural work. i think german behaviour at this point often seems to be like just touching the surface.
Cimber28 September 2011 at 10:06pmPosts: 2574 (0 today)Status: offline
the film-makers obviously used the instrumental version of "Signal To Noise". It can be heard on the "Gangs of New York"-soundtrack.
just wanted to point to the common mentality of lack of thought, emptyness and insignificance within the cultural landscape.
if you took bob dylan´s blowing in the wind without lyrics to provide a soundtrack
rise29 September 2011 at 1:30pmPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
Maybe if you have no sound it is only obviously, but the link has a sung version.
In some films it is too much to take also the words.
So also sometimes Bob Dylan has to hold his peace ( funny translation proposal, but not bad). And I think, he likes it!
Try to empathize with him, a bit more work for me.
Cimber1 October 2011 at 6:17pmPosts: 2574 (0 today)Status: offline
i understand what you are tryin to say with Bo Dylan. On the other side Gabriel´s instrumental stuff is used in many documentaries, movies, film-scenes whatever. Many people out there enjoy Peter`s instrumental work, which has been an inspiration for many musicians also from various genres - from techno to new age.
Lyrics are powerful - "Signal to Noise" has strong lyrics sure - but the "instrumental" Gabriel is a "strong force". I know many people who like his instrumental work the most.