Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 
 

Quiet films


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-10-2013, 20:33
tenofspades
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,931

Not silent films- but films where the film has included quiet bits which seemed to be more common in something like 50s films. But an example maybe Lost in Translation. Or there was a film on TV set in the 50s about a mock robbery that contains also these quiet bits if that makes sense.
tenofspades is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 01-10-2013, 21:17
degsyhufc
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Up North
Posts: 48,420
There was a film a few years back starring a Brit actor as the father. In the movie the son commited suicide or something.

The film stuck out because it had no incidental music.


I'll come to me. Tom someone.
degsyhufc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 21:27
degsyhufc
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Up North
Posts: 48,420
Tom Wilkinson - In The Bedroom
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0247425/reference

Plot is different to what I said. I lists a few songs on the soundtrack but I think apart from the radio being on in the film that there wasn't much if any other music.
degsyhufc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 18:23
hellesbelles
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 40
No Country for Old Men doesn't have a traditional soundtrack at all. Long periods of silence with the odd effect.
hellesbelles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 19:24
Ancient IDTV
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,984
'There Will Be Blood' could qualify.
Ancient IDTV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 19:31
jenzie
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: BUDDIETOWN
Posts: 16,247
LONE STAR is a good one
jenzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 19:33
sancheeez
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,763
The Road perhaps?
sancheeez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 21:46
007Fusion
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,165
Margot At The Wedding (2007)
007Fusion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 11:30
timebug
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 601
Bill Douglas' brilliant 'Comrades'. No histrionics,but a gripping plot made all the more piquant by the fact that it's all true.
Well okay,the main story is,they just jazzed up the Australian bit!And as none of the protagonists ever spoke of their time in Australia,a reasonable assumption of how things were!
timebug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 21:15
grimtales1
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: St. Albans, UK, Team Wagner
Posts: 38,377
Wasnt there a film called 'Thief' from 1952 (I think) which while not a silent film, doesnt have any spoken dialogue at all?
grimtales1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 21:36
sancheeez
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,763
"Baraka" has no dialogue.

But it also doesn't have a story.

Still an incredible watch though. In full HD. On a big screen, through a decent sound system. Despite the lack of dialogue, I wouldn't call it quiet.,
sancheeez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 01:05
tenofspades
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,931
Thanks for these recommendations.
tenofspades is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 02:04
lombard
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,880
Not the film you're thinking of, but The Red Circle has an extended robbery sequence (around 20 minutes, I think) without a word spoken. The rest of the film is pretty quiet too and subdued too.

For films like LiT, you could try:

Broken Flowers
Buffalo '66
You and Me and Everyone We Know
Beau travail
Three Times
A Short Film About Love
lombard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 07:42
Lathamite
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 556
Perfectly possible to nod off during long bits of Vertigo due to a lack of dialogue and low-level sound.
Lathamite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 09:09
jeff_vader
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 800
.

Especially when Stewart is trailing Novak.

2001, Blade Runner and Once Upon A Time In The West also have long sequences with just music and sound fx.
jeff_vader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 15:50
jules1000
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 9,910
The Artist is pretty quiet.
jules1000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 16:56
Inkblot
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: West London
Posts: 20,757
The Artist is pretty quiet.
Not when Vue got their hands on it. They could make a Marcel Marceau mime routine deafeningly loud.
Inkblot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 16:59
RebelScum
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Aberdeen
Posts: 8,783
Moon is fairly quiet. The soundtrack does increase every now and then but it's a fairly laid back, relaxing soundtrack anyway.
RebelScum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 19:38
Will_Bennetts
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,637
The artist
Will_Bennetts is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:46.