Film #182: THE HEART IS A DRUM MACHINE
The Heart Is a Drum Machine
3 out of 5 stars
“What is music?” This single question is the basis for this mildly interesting documentary which, while flawed, is still something music fans might want to consider renting. What the film is is basically musician after musician, actor after actor, artist after artist, giving their interpretation of what music is. Sadly though… words become unwieldy and insufficient to describe something as fundamental to the human condition as music. Further, if you ever wanted to know how pretentious and self-aware some artists are… this film pretty much lays it all out there. Still, there are enough moments that are worthy of our consideration enough to warrant the rental. THIADM is enough of a diversion to make us each consider our own answer to the posed question. Not groundbreaking, but still interesting.