Episode 27: The Great Silence
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There's a famous saying, "A fool is known by his speech and a wise man by silence."
Whatever idiot said that never met the hero of this week's film, Silence. He's constantly asked his name, where he's from, what's he doing in town, yet he just ignores them or points at his scabby neck like that's supposed to mean something. He's the quietest man in town, yet he is constantly outsmarted by the most talkative man in town, Loco, a fellow bounty-killer. Loco is the epitome of, "Nothing strengthens authority so much as Silence." Can Silence prevail over Loco? Can society reckon with the vigilante justice set upon itself? Can the people's mouths move at the same time as we hear their voices?
“Now all my teachers are dead except Silence.” Uhh, about that...
00:33 Introduction to the podcast and this week’s film: The Great Silence
02:19 Overall thoughts on the film
04:40 Discussion of the cinematography and editing of the film
11:54 Beautiful score
14:23 Discussion of the overall themes in the film
23:09 Thoughts on the characterization in the film
37:23 Thoughts on the ending
43:37 Side notes
46:12 Final thoughts and scores
47:54 Announcing next week’s film and plugs (money!)
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