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Sign Language

by Mugino

As a fledgling writer, “show, don’t tell” is a credo that I’ve long struggled to master. After all, working in a medium of words (and deadlines) makes it so convenient and tempting to take shortcuts through exposition. However, film is blessed with a visual and auditory channel of information, allowing moments of indescribable significance to unfold and express themselves without words. The following films possess such moments in which pivotal actions and choices unmask people, exposing them more than anything they could possibly say.