Scorsese’s Silence – the Importance of Sound Design in Film


Tony Zhou’s Every Frame a Painting is a series of appreciations of specific elements of film art. So far he’s covered visual comedy using Edgar Wright as an exemplar, lateral shots, and the one scene, one shots of Stephen Spielberg. The video above highlights the importance of sound design, and silence in particular, in the work of Martin Scorsese.

Below are some titles from the collection on sound design in film and Scorsese’s filmography.


Practical art of motion picture sound / David Lewis Yewdall. – TK7881.4 .Y48 2003


Sound design : the expressive power of music, voice, and sound effects in cinema / by David Sonnenschein – TR897 .S66 2001


Sound for film and television / Tomlinson Holman. – TK7881.4 .H63 2002 OVERSIZE


Sound-on-film : interviews with creators of film sound / Vincent LoBrutto (SVA faculty member – PN1995.7 .L63 1994


Scorsese up close : a study of the films / Ben Nyce. – PN1998.3.S39 N93 2004


Scorsese on Scorsese / edited by David Thompson and Ian Christie. – PN1998.3.S39 A3 1996

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