Martin Scorsese’s Artful Use of Silence in Film

Here’s an excellent short video by Tony Zhou explaining how director Martin Scorsese edits sound in his films and employs long silences to great effect. Three great examples cited here are moments from the movies “Internal Affairs,” “Goodfellas,” and “Raging Bull.”

Martin Scorsese – The Art of Silence from Tony Zhou on Vimeo.

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