In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing – IMDb
Now that I’ve seen both A Quiet Place and The Silence, I see why people say that they are very similar. Even though they are, it didn’t bother me at all, I enjoyed both movies. Where A Quiet Place is more about the survival, The Silence has a better rhythm, and more likeable characters.
Rather than writing about their differences and similarities, here are some facts I’ve read about A Quiet Place:
- The film’s director and lead actor, John Krasinski, played the monster in a motion capture suit for a few scenes.
- Actress Millicent Simmonds has been deaf since infancy.
- The filmmakers purchased twenty tons of corn and hired local farmers to grow it.
- The entire movie was shot in thirty-six days.
- The movie only contains about 25 lines of voiced dialogue, although sign language dialogue is used extensively.
- The first line of voiced dialogue isn’t spoken until about 38 minutes into the film.
- John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are married both in this film and in real life.
- In the basement scene towards the end, a few frames of newspaper cuttings are visible. One of these clearly states ‘Multiple Landing Sites’ as a headline, alluding directly to the origin of the monster species being from space.
The silence in the movie created such a tension, it made me wonder how it must be like if this would happen for real. I can’t imagine being so quiet all the time! I’m like an elephant in a china shop, I would be doomed!