Silence is an under-used and under-estimated cinematic tool. Master auteur Martin Scorsese has brilliantly used silence in his movies to stress on emotions and moments. In this video essay by Tony Zhou of Every Frame A Painting, a popular youtube channel, you can see how Scorsese deliberately used silence to add value to scenes. Zhou has used scenes from classic films like raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Shutter Island, Hugo and the most recent Wolf Of The Wallstreet to prove his point.
Watch the video essay here: