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Ronan Cullen in Deliverance, Episode 18 of The MUTE Series

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“Funny, thoughtful, and surprisingly twisty… The MUTE Series represents the spirit of digital content.”

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The MUTE Series is a collection of single-take mini-films that report on the vagaries of human behaviour. Casting a deadpan, mordant eye over a variety of incongruous scenes, it sees the funny side of greed, conformity, futility, desire and other traits of modern life.

And MUTE is dumbstruck by all that it sees. “Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness” said Samuel Beckett. Best to do away with dialogue altogether. And thinking about it, the obtrusive movement of the camera is something of a stain on the simplicity of a scene. And what about the distraction of cut-cut-cut editing? The MUTE Series has done away with all these things and pledges allegiance to three strict rules:

RULE 1  no dialogue
RULE 2  no camera moves
RULE 3  only one shot

So far there are eighteen MUTE films. There will be more.

© Andy Lambert 2020

© Andy Lambert
2020