Award Winning Director Martin Scorsese’s Use of Silence is Amazing [VIDEO]

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Tony Zhou’s ‘Art of Silence‘ video explores how the award-winning director, Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street) uses silence in his movies.

Silence is a key characteristic of Martin Scorsese’s movies.

The Oscar-winning director is famous for his work on “Goodfellas“, “Casino“, “The Departed” and most recently “The Wolf of Wall Street” but as this video essay demonstrates, the filmmaker loves to use silence to draw the audience into the scene.

Zhou cut together several silent shots and scenes from nearly all of Martin Scorsese‘s work and Zhou discusses how the use of silence in film makes a scene stand out, and amazing.

“Even though Martin Scorsese is famous for his use of music, one of his best traits is his deliberate and powerful use of silence,” Zhou says, in his Vimeo description for the video essay. “Take a glimpse at fifty years of this simple technique from one of cinema’s masters.”

Scorsese’s use of sound and the mute button makes him different than any other filmmaker out there.

Currently, Martin Scorsese is producing and directing a new HBO TV pilot. The untitled drama explores the drugs and sex of the 1970?s New York music business as disco and punk music were on the rise. According to Variety, the show will be depicted through the eyes of Cannavale’s Richie Finestra, a record exec trying to build a record label and find the next new sound.

Producers held an open casting call for actors several weeks ago but, filming is still ongoing throughout New York City.

What do you think of Martin Scorsese‘s use of the mute button? Do you think Silence is Golden? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below!

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