Reminiscent of "Pleasantville", in this Gothic comedy heroine Abigaile Archibald suddenly develops a speaking voice in a world that is otherwise silent. Delighted, she secretly indulges in the joys of talking and singing -- until the townspeople launch a witch hunt to find the source of the mysterious sound. Written by
Did You Know?
The idea for "Silent" came to Michael Pleckaitis
in 2005, while he was dozing on aboard New Jersey Transit on the way to work. That morning on the train, he was jolted awake by the sound of a shrill woman yelling into her cell phone, while everyone was silent. "That was my inspiration," he said. "The idea that you can have one voice when everyone else is silent." See more
"Row, Row, Row Your Boat" with the modern tune and lyrics was not published until 1881, more than 100 years after the apparent time period in which the film takes place. See more
When Will I Be Heard?
by Tom DeStefano and Jim Lawter See more