A Cacophony of Sounds Like: A Look Behind the Special Effects
Audio commentary with director Brad Anderson
A quality-control supervisor and compulsive eavesdropper finds his primary hobby becoming his ultimate curse in director Brad Anderson's (Session 9 and The Machinist) adaptation of a short story by author Mike O'Driscoll. By day, Larry Pearce (Chris Bauer) spends his time listening in on the telephone conversations of his unsuspecting tech support staff. When Larry's son dies unexpectedly, the grieving father suddenly finds his sense of hearing supernaturally heightened to the point where even the smallest sound shakes his whole world. Now, as the raging sounds of the outside world become too overwhelming to bear, all the man who couldn't stop listening wants is a little peace and quiet -- and he's ready to take violent action in order to get it. ~ Jason Buchanan
Don't get me wrong, the concept of this episode was very promising, but it fell a little short and moved a bit too slow for a hour one timeframe. The ending didn't really leave me satisfied because honestly, it seemed rushed. Not one of the stronger ones this season although the acting was decent. I found myself even forgetting this episode existed until I heard it was coming out on DVD.
Recommended for completists of the series, but then again, why not wait until the box sets come out similar to those that just came out for season 1? It'll be cheaper and take up less room.
I would recommend this to a friend
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