Using Silence in Film

One of the more powerful and least talked about traits of a Martin Scorsese film is the deliberate use of silence. As the film critic and cinephile Tony Zhou points out in this compelling video, Scorsese uses silence to heighten the subjectivity of a moment, make a creepy scene even creepier or show us love at first sight.

This isn’t just good sound mixing, it’s good film design.

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