On sound and silence in Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin

Eloise Ross looks at the use of sound in Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin. “The soundtrack invented silence.” – Robert Bresson Under the Skin begins in darkness, and in silence. Gradually, as lights shine fitfully, beginning to arrange the outline of an eye, otherworldly noises come into the fray. Synthesizers hum, strings scrape and lacerate. Using audio … Continue reading