“He who has ears, let him hear.”
“Them’s got ears let them hear
Them’s got eyes let them see”
Here is the six-year-old, filming the waves of Lake Erie, like some pint-sized nature documentarian.
It was the sound of the waves that truly impressed, and he kept cursing us for talking, ruining his video. (What good were the images with our Peanuts honking adult voices over them?)
Much has been made over seeing Roma on the big screen — the filmmakers have even posted a guide to TV settings for getting the best picture. I’ve yet to hear anyone argue that you should go to the theater for the sound. I don’t see a guide to sound settings. That—the perfect ambient sound in a large theater like the Capitol in Gordon Square here in Cleveland—is what I doubt you could get at home from your TV, without expensive speakers.
Even though the lake looked majestic yesterday, giving certain Californian coasts a run for their real estate values, it was the sound we remembered and compared notes over in bed.