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Martin Scorsese and The Art of Silence »

WARNING: SPOILERS for Shutter Island (2010), Superman (1978) and Man of Steel (2013) Even though Martin Scorsese is famous for his use of music, one of his best traits is his deliberate and powerful use of silence. Take a glimpse at fifty years of this simple technique from one of cinema’s masters. For educational purposes only.

"Scorsese is a great director", but I don’t think most people think beyond that statement. Tony Zhou does and has put together a brilliant study on Scorsese’s trademark use of silence and compares it to other filmmakers.1

  1. NFSW for language.