10 strongest almost wordless scenes from movies
Cinema was born as a silent art, and he has developed for decades, doing without spoken words. The invention of sound film has corrected this defect, but does not make people forget about the former wordlessness. So that the directors are still happy to serve as a powerful dramatic scenes that are completely or almost completely devoid of dialogue. Who are most successful in this? We remembered the ten most powerful almost wordless scenes from famous films.
10. Escape bus - "The Graduate" (1967)
Dustin Hoffman, the future hero of "Tootsie" and "Rain Man," first became famous when played brilliantly in the romantic tragicomedy Mike Nichols' "The Graduate." In the final tape Hoffman's character is a wedding to the girl he loves, and she runs away aimlessly with it. But when the characters sit in the bus, happy smile slowly slipping from their faces, because they realize that their future is uncertain and they are not quite sure of their feelings for each other. This is one of the most unexpected endings in the history of this movie.
9. Search precious ore - "Oil" (2007)
How to tell viewers all about the character that is worth knowing about it? Paul Thomas Anderson at the beginning of "oil" to cope with this problem for a few minutes and almost without words. It shows how Daniel Plainview alone looking for precious ore in the "Copanca" middle of the desert. When the hero finally finds what he is looking for, he falls into a pit dug them and breaks his leg. But Daniel does not stop. It is selected from "Copanca" and crawl to the nearest town to stake their rights to the detected vein. Immediately visible and inflexible nature of the hero, and his distrust of the people, and its exorbitant greed.
8. The reunification of Rose and Jack - "Titanic" (1997)
After saving the sinking of the ocean liner the protagonist of "Titanic" has lived a long and eventful life. But when she died, he rose again become the girl who had once sailed from Southampton to New York. She climbs the stairs of the famous ship, and Rose met her boyfriend, Jack, once saved her life of self-sacrifice price. When the other passengers of "Titanic" start cheering reunification pair viewers difficult to hold back the tears of joy and emotion.
7. Szpilman plays Chopin - "The Pianist" (2002)
Strictly speaking, this is not a scene, a fragment of a long scene in which a not inconsiderable replicas. But when the title character "The Pianist" sits down at the piano, is worthy to talk about it separately. This is the key to film an episode before the Wehrmacht officer who finds a Warsaw Jew hiding in an abandoned house. Rather than surrender "Untermensch" the relevant authorities, the officer interrogating a Jew himself, and asks him to play something when he finds out that before the war, Szpilman was a pianist. And as the film's protagonist recalls his former art and brilliantly performed "Ballad number 1" Frederic Chopin, from the Nazi enemy Szpilman becomes his ally, because music evokes in him almost forgotten humanity.
6. Bill hunts Clarissa - "Silence of the Lambs" (1991)
As ironic as it may sound, "Silence of the Lambs" - emphasized conversational film, and almost all of its dramatic tension comes from the remarks and views exchange. Yet it has a significant silent fragments, the chief of which is located in the tape climax. When the main character Clarice Starling calculates the house, which can be associated maniac, and discovers that the man opened the door for her, and there is a sinister criminal, Buffalo Bill turns off the light, put on night-vision goggles, and tries to attack a woman. But the cat refuses to turn into a mouse, and the FBI school helps Clarissa finished with a serial killer in the darkness.
5. The landing on Omaha Beach - "Saving Private Ryan" (1998)
We are not going to be hits action scenes, but we could not turn on the outbreak of hostilities in the main war film by Steven Spielberg. After all, this piece is not about how "our" defeat "Nenashev", but the chaos and horror of the war in the West (and in the East) front. Nowadays, it is almost impossible to remove the pioneering stage, which will be staged at razdergana quotes, but then Spielberg and master that he was able to do it. And in a genre where many brilliant directors from different countries.
4. The baby stops shooting - "Children of Men" (2006)
Throughout fiction film Alfonso Cuaron in future Britain boils war between government forces and illegal immigrants, who flock to the island from all over the world. But when, in the climax of the picture fighting see a woman with a child - the first baby born in the land after 18 years of global infertility - gunfire stopped, and a young mother allow unobstructed exit from the war zone.
3. The history of the marriage of Charles and Ellie - "Up" (2009)
Pixar Studio is considered a leading animation studio of the world, because it knows how to skillfully provoke not only laughter but also tears. In the prologue of the cartoon "Up" Pixar's tells the story of the marriage of the protagonist tape, and it goes without words, in order to show how Carl and Ellie had lived together for decades, and they met together the joys and sorrows, their allotted fate. The only drawback of this stunning installation that other story compared to losing them and it seems not the main content of the tape, and the epilogue touching romantic story.
2. Appointment Shtirlitsa with his wife - "Seventeen Moments of Spring" (1973)
Formally "Seventeen Moments of Spring" - a TV series, not the movie, but it occupies a place in our culture that we can put it on a par with the more "prestigious" works of art. The more so because it is one of the emotionally mute scenes of the entire Soviet cinema. At the end of the third series director Tatiana Lioznova demonstrates Scout meeting with his wife. In order not to arouse suspicion, Stirlitz can not go and talk to his wife, which was brought to Germany of his comrades. It can only exchange glances with her, sitting in opposite corners of the restaurant. How much pain at the same time in it, and her eyes!
1. The final duel - "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1966)
Calling the film in honor of the three main characters, Sergio Leone's "sentenced" themselves to the fact that at the culmination of the characters have to find out who will take the gold they wanted the whole picture. As true inhabitants of the Wild West, the heroes find out the relationship during the silent turret duel. And as the three of them, then, before you start shooting, they need to understand who pose the main threat. Therefore instant shootout precedes long and arduous "game peepers" by the immortal music of Ennio Morricone.