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The Sounds of Silence?


Mar 10 2013, 7:14am

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The Sounds of Silence? Can't Post

Most Famous one currently is Bilbo's Decision in BagEnd..
Dead Silent...
Then Bilbo's Run out THE Door with Howard's SCORE SOARING!

Our Sound engineers are Second Class Citizens?
Watching Treebeard...make his decsion "to go to War"
is another... where it is Dead silent..
Allowing the Audience to Think?

Others in review of LOTR may AssSOUND you..since Dead silence is an Epithamy Moment?

Are there others currently in TH..where our
Sound guys SHOCK YOU

with Silence?


Mar 10 2013, 10:29am

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Yes I can think of two strong impressions [In reply to] Can't Post

In ROTK. just as the column of green ?fire? rises from the Minas Morgul and the Witch King appears on his saddled Fell Beast. The dead silence was so deep I thought something broke in the booth.Followed by a sonic whirl of the green flames.

Gandalf in Goblintown. After his blast of blue righteousness, the silence is so profound as his silhouette appears.

Well done, I say!

To err is human, to Hoom is Entish.

(This post was edited by Brethil on Mar 10 2013, 10:30am)


Mar 10 2013, 11:54am

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PJ's best use of silence is one of my favorites in cinema [In reply to] Can't Post

And is actually in King Kong. That bug scene was fantastically done, the eery lack of sound is wonderfully creepy. Especially in the Extended Edition (a much better film than the theatrical mess)


Another is in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket. But that's going off topic

(This post was edited by QuackingTroll on Mar 10 2013, 12:00pm)


Mar 10 2013, 12:14pm

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A moment of silence in DOS will surely be ... [In reply to] Can't Post

When Bilbo first enters Smaug's lair. Perhaps the music could start again when we see Smaug's eye slowly open. Shocked


Mar 10 2013, 12:40pm

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Knowing PJ, he'll be chased in by wargs [In reply to] Can't Post

Only to find that the secret entrance is actually Smaug's mouth. He runs out just in time and the wargs are eaten. Then the whole mountain flies off and attacks Laketown.

(This post was edited by QuackingTroll on Mar 10 2013, 12:41pm)


Mar 10 2013, 1:43pm

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QT! How Kwell..Cruel but Cool... ROTFLMAO.../// [In reply to] Can't Post


Tol Eressea

Mar 11 2013, 4:38am

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silence... "ma" [In reply to] Can't Post

From an interview with Hiyao Miyazaki:
"We have a word for that in Japanese," he said. "It's called ma. Emptiness. It's there intentionally."

Is that like the "pillow words" that separate phrases in Japanese poetry?

"I don't think it's like the pillow word." He clapped his hands three or four times. "The time in between my clapping is ma. If you just have non-stop action with no breathing space at all, it's just busyness, But if you take a moment, then the tension building in the film can grow into a wider dimension. If you just have constant tension at 80 degrees all the time you just get numb."


Go outside and play...


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