The power of silence: we love visual essay When Words Fail In Movies

The talkies benefit just as much from silence

They might have been called the talkies, but sometimes the most powerful moments in films are when you can’t hear anyone speak at all. That’s the point of Fandor’s visual essay (don’t worry, it’s only five minutes long), When Words Fail in Movies. Using clips from famous pictures like Lost in Translation and On the Waterfront, at times it’s a bit of an uncomfortable watch, but that just goes to show how much a silence can actually say about feelings and frustrations.

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