Bring on Noise.
October 24, 2007 9:21 AM Subscribe
Director Henry Bean
has written and directed a new movie
. It's about the bad kind of noise: car alarms that won't stop going off, garbage trucks that wake you up, endless horns honking. You know the pain.
Turns out Bean used to run his own vigilante campaign
against all things intolerably noisy, until he got arrested.
In the film, Tim Robbins
plays Dave, a character who
becomes so obsessed with noise that he turns into a black-clad vigilante, "The Rectifier", waging his own crusade on those damn alarms shattering his quiet. After ending in jail and nearly sinking his marriage, he decides to try to go about his fight legally, collecting signatures for a petition which he hopes will get the issue on the ballot at an upcoming council election. The initiative is hugely popular but is blocked by the city's slimy mayor, played by William Hurt, forcing David to resort to an extreme strategy to make his point.
Perhaps some advocacy groups
against noise pollution
will be happy to see this.