I really feel “Silent Evening” is likely one of the higher “no-dialogue” films as a result of it feels prefer it takes place in a world the place individuals do communicate, but there’s simply no dialogue current. How did you’re employed with the script, when it comes to constructing this world of no dialogue however there’s nonetheless sound, and that kind of factor?
So with the script, I really feel so excited, I see that you don’t have any dialogue, I [said] it might permit me to [use] my regular method [or] I might use extra the visuals and sounds for telling the story, and inform how the character feels. After which I feel [it’s] additionally good to permit the actors, my good actors like Joel and everybody, can ship their actual performances from their coronary heart. The viewers appears to be like straight into their eyes, and so they’re extra targeted on their face and the texture of their emotion. So extra direct. There is not any want to fret in regards to the dialogue, no want to listen to different sounds. So actual contact, significantly better contact on this movie, it is a good factor.
The opposite factor is for this film, I notice that it virtually seems like a real story, and it might occur to any household. It might occur. Like a gang battle, and the harmless child that bought killed, after which it might actually occur to anybody, to any household. I attempted to make the film extra about these items. Regardless that the battle scenes, I removed my regular fashion. My regular fashion is like too many gunshots, too fancy. I would like to indicate the actual battle, the actual anger, the actual hatred for the crime. So I am utilizing some new strategies, like most motion sequences I am utilizing an extended take, an extended take with none cuts, with out shutting the digicam, to make the viewers really feel it is actual. Each punch, each hit, all the time sounds actual and appears actual. So I feel you have bought extra of an excellent affect, and it additionally makes the viewers extra concerned with the character. Not solely simply fights.