Who likes silent movies?! I like silent movies. Even though I am a very talkative person, I can appreciate the unspoken conversations we all have; a subtle look here, a murder or two there. Some things are better communicated without speech. Music plays a big part in today’s episode of WORLD OF DEATH, as we take a look at two silent films that pack a big punch.
First up in Steven Hugh Nelson’s LUCKY LETTER 13, we follow a man who has been given a grim daily horoscope, and spends his day hilariously ridding himself of anything starting with the letter “M”. This film is actually quite entertaining, and shows us the lengths some people will go in their belief of superstition. The 80’s synth-like music adds a bit of adventure to the film, while the doomed character spends his exhaustive day fighting off anything that could bring the end.
Next, in Matt Joyce’s MARBLES, a man who has a bit of an obsession with the titular childhood toy uses them in some interesting ways while torturing his victim. The emotion and fear is definitely felt in this slow motion film, the victim’s expression is clear and frightening. The music is subtle and repetitive, making sure attention is paid only to the visual aspect of the film.
We hope you enjoy your 8 minutes of quiet contemplation today! Stay spooky, kids.
– Jessie Robbins
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