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Silence is golden? In the age of noise, filmmakers are suddenly embracing the quiet

Silence is golden? In the age of noise, filmmakers are suddenly embracing the quiet

Some of the most notable scenes of the recent summer movie season involved great sights and spectacles — and little to no talking.

In several of the biggest upcoming fall releases, directors have crafted memorable characters out of a mute janitor, a deaf young girl and a near-silent victim of a Cambodian genocide.

Film dialogue is for suckers?

After a generation of scripts from the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Aaron Sorkin celebrated the motor-mouthed and the silver-tongued, many directors are embracing a new moment. They’re making movies that include long stretches without speech or even sound at all.

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