The editors of "The Sex and the City" movie may not have been the ones who lowered the boom on viewers at a private FM107 screening Wednesday night at the Mall of America.
At one point the audience was all snuggled up in the latest travails of Carrie and Big, when a sound boom -- overhead mike --dropped into the picture. There were shutters, giggles and gasps. Just about the time viewers was thinking "What the ..." it happened again and again.
A poll of moviegoers yielded these theories:
"You know what that was? That was the movie version of what's happening in books, in magazines, in everything you can find written between 2003 and now," said Heather of Minneapolis. "People don't care about editing. They don't care about perfectionism, and I don't know why. I think it's the world gone awry. I think we go the cheap print."
Nara Berson, who works in Minneapolis, said, "I think it might have been part of the story. It was too obvious to be missed, so it was kind of making you aware that you were watching a movie. Everyone is so familiar with the story, it kind of takes you out of it a little bit, makes you laugh.
Cyndie Lind, of Bayport, said, "I think they were trying to get the movie out right away to make a buck; slapped together to make a buck." She also said, "I was let down" by the movie plot.
Jodi Jacobson of North St. Paul said she had no comment on the boom, but "I loved it (the movie). I loved seeing the old gals back together again."
FM107's Margery Punnett had a different perspective, perhaps because she was seated near the middle of the MOA theater.
"It looked like it was off frame from the projector, if they even use projectors anymore," she said. "I don't know enough technically about why that would be, because they adjusted it. It was hysterical because you could even see the light filters, the black cardboard that shines the light in a certain way."
"No" it was not the fault of the moviemakers, Punnett added. "My guess is that it was something here."
She's one smart woman and she may be onto something, because there is nothing in reviews I've seen that makes mention of this glitch.
It's something about which a manager at the theater will be asked Thursday when one is available for comment.
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