Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Great Moments in Cinema History #20: Audition (1999)
It's not just the sudden movement of the bag that is so shocking about this moment, when Audition turns sharply from a fairly sweet romantic movie about a film director seeking true love into something much nastier. It's the strange noise that comes from the bag as it moves - some kind of weird monstrous burping noise that shows that whoever is bound up in the bag is in a very bad place.
It's such an unsettling use of sound design, and the movie is only going to get more upsetting as the piano wire comes out, but from the sounds of things, the poor fucker in the bag has already left his humanity well behind.