Academy Awards 2019: A preview of films to watch before the big night
From 'A Star is Born' to 'Black Panther,' these are the films that will compete at the 91st Academy Awards.
'A Quiet Place'
Possibly the most gripping horror-thriller of 2018, "A Quiet Place" revolves around a family living in a post-apocalyptic world where mysterious creatures hunt based on sound.
According to American actor John Krasinksi, who directed the film, the idea behind reducing sound in the film was something of a reaction to the loud blockbusters that permeate theaters.
“I love those movies, but there’s something about all that noise that assaults you, in a way," he said. "We thought, what if you pulled it all back? Would that make it feel just as disconcerting and just as uncomfortable and tense?”
Ironically, "A Quiet Place" has earned a nomination for Best Sound Editing. As it turns out, the antithesis of the noisy world we live in truly is its own frightening character.