When Words Fail: Intentional Silence in Cinema

This video essay, originally published by Fandor, compiles fifteen scenes in which our understanding of the dialogue is obstructed, frustrated or flat out denied. The reasons for the use of this stylistic stratagem are diverse: they range from comedic to horrific, from wistful to suspenseful. Some possible explanations are overlaid in text on the scenes, but as with all great art the meanings of these movies and their silences are up for debate.

By: Filmscalpel

Website: Filmscalpel

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