That was too loud!
February 6, 2018 7:31 PM   Subscribe

If I were a singer, I wouldn't be a fireman. (SLVimeo)

Two minutes and fifty-three seconds from The Transformation of the World into Music (Werner Herzog, 1994).
posted by theodolite (6 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
People act like the boomers invented being obsessed with music.
posted by Going To Maine at 9:46 PM on February 6, 2018 [1 favorite]

Opera is not just performing or sitting and listening. One can also be in the wings doing a job...
posted by jim in austin at 10:14 PM on February 6, 2018

That was the least despair I've encountered in 2:53 of a Herzog film. Bravo.
posted by OHenryPacey at 11:18 PM on February 6, 2018

Nope. Not at all. And if I WERE a singer, I wouldn't just lip-sync all the music I listen to on earphones at work as I wouldn't fear public stoning. (Also, not a boomer.)
posted by Samizdata at 12:09 AM on February 7, 2018

This was great. Love the lighting.

The clip brought to mind 'Sing Faster: The Stagehands Ring Cycle', a documentary about the work literally behind the scenes of such a production*; I've only watched some low quality clips on YouTube but I find it fascinating and fun.

*hat tip to random wikipedia as new tab URL
posted by soy bean at 2:34 PM on February 7, 2018

That was lovely, thank you.
posted by severiina at 6:12 AM on February 8, 2018

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