If you watch any Martin Scorsese flick you'd know how perfectly he marries music with his movies. But it's his masterful use of silence that makes some of his scenes hit even harder. The absence of sound can be even more powerful than the perfect song.
Tony Zhou explains how Scorsese works the art of silence in his movies, writing:
Even though Martin Scorsese is famous for his use of music, one of his best traits is his deliberate and powerful use of silence. Take a glimpse at fifty years of this simple technique from one of cinema's masters.