5 Brilliant Moments In Film

5 Brilliant Moments In Film

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THE LIST

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Without saying a single word, we get to watch Shu Lien realize that Jen is a gifted martial artist, and possibly the thief.

2001: A Space Odyssey
It might seem like Hal was struggling and failing to follow the conversation, helplessly looking
back and forth, but by singling in on exactly what matters – their lips – we catch the real meaning.

Inglorious Basterds
While we certainly notice an abrupt shift, and understand immediately that the jig is up and Hellstrom is now a dangerous enemy – and this is probably all that Tarantino was going for – the “how” is better explained later in dialogue.

The Godfather
You have a handful of simple signifiers of film language combining to communicate the complex notion of “Michael deciding to murder two men” all without a single word of expository dialogue

127 Hours
After 5 agonizing days of being trapped under a boulder, Aron Ralston finally cuts through his arm. Our bodies are bizarrely hardwired to respond viscerally to different sounds

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