It’s pure genius, when a film can use sound (or lack there of) to convey to an audience the significance of a moment. But it has to be done right. Time and time again, directors have used sound and cinematography to show how a character might be feeling, or how the audience members should feel, without it having to be stated. In this four minute clip from Raging Bull (1980), Director Martin Scorsese gives us that and so much more. Not only is the sound and cinematography superb, but the directing, and acting are incredible.
Clip: Raging Bull (You Never Got Me Down Ray)