Too much noise. Need more silence.
October 2, 2011 12:51 AM Subscribe
I enjoy movies with extended scenes of silence between characters. Please recommend other entertainment in this vein.
posted by quadog to media & arts (44 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
I recently watched Valhalla Rising and I was absolutely enthralled. It made me realize that I'm a sucker for movies that feature scenes where the characters say absolutely nothing to each other. Looks may be exchanged. Tensions may build. But a suspended silence within the story actually forces me, as a viewer, to become more engaged. I project my assumptions, thoughts and hopes into the scene and onto the characters. I have to actively try to unpack what's going on. Yes, I enjoy this.
Please hive mind, tell me there is a genre of this sort that awaits me in either film or television.