The Sounds of Silence

on April 21, 2011 in Fiction

Finally, the day came when the auteur, having long since decided to no longer screen films for critics, realized that everyone was a critic.This was very nearly the beginning of a brief and shining renaissance for the silent film, in its bold and stunning new form that married perfect silence to a blank screen.

Unfortunately for the director’s artistic vision, the producers of the first so-called of the so-called “invisible films” was sued by composer John Cage, who alleged that the soundtrack sampled extensively from his work. As his lawsuit identified no fewer than 23,520 individual points of similarity between the film’s score and his seminal work, the studio was forced to pay a crushing financial penalty and thereafter any future endeavors in the same milieu were viewed as being unacceptably risky.

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2 Responses to “The Sounds of Silence”

  1. MaraGratia says:

    I love this. Just… John Cage… Love it!

  2. Slaxor says:

    I too liked it- after Googling it, of course

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