No Audio Required
January 30, 2013 1:24 PM Subscribe
Please recommend movies that view coherently with the sound off. The example that I offer is 'Cast Away,' which, even during the book-ends of its series of scenes that have dialogue, every last minute point of film's exposition is conveyed through blocking, apparent emotions, and, obviously, action.
posted by herbplarfegan to Media & Arts (50 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I have multiple reasons for this, and have set to determining which other movies in my collection fit this description, but I am interested in contributions from the hive, especially since I can test your contributions (films that are new to me) directly, by actually watching it without sound myself.
Among my reasons for getting a list like this together:
-potential material for settings with music on (e.g. a party, where 1 or more guests are interested in following a film rather than socializing; during a recording session)
-as a teaching tool for story structure
-as a candidate for a 'Dark Side Of The Rainbow' sort of pairing (or matching w/ audio for another film)
-as a candidate for a live MST3k experience