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Watch: The Best of Scorsese's Quieter Moments in 'The Art of Silence'

Photo of Eric Eidelstein By Eric Eidelstein | Indiewire June 17, 2014 at 3:34PM

When you think of a Scorsese movie chances are you're envisioning an explosive soundtrack. Take the legend's most recent picture, "The Wolf of Wall Street," for example. Still, as Tony Zhou points out in his short video "The Art of Silence," some of Scorsese's stronger moments are those devoid of sound.
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When you think of a Scorsese movie, an explosive soundtrack usually comes to mind. Take the legend's most recent picture, "The Wolf of Wall Street." All noise. Still, as Tony Zhou points out in his short video "The Art of Silence," some of Scorsese's strongest moments are those entirely devoid of sound. 

The fan-made video takes a look at some iconic scenes from Scorsese's work and highlights the director's use of silence. In "The Departed," which is remake of the 2002 Hong Kong crime drama "Internal Affairs," Scorsese takes a phone scene which was originally accompanied by a dramatic tune and, in his version of the film, he instead relies on the power of silence.

It's an interesting look at an aspect of the director's career that few consider. Check out the clip below. 


This article is related to: Videos, Video, Martin Scorsese, The Departed, Tech, Filmmaker Toolkit: Tech





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