Anatomy of a Scene
No Dialogue Required, or how to convey meaning without script
In which the soundtrack and the acting do all the work.
I Told Sunset About You, Episode 2
Director: Boss Naruebet Kuno
Cinematographers: Tang Tawanwad Wanavit, Lin Rinrada Pornsombutsatien
Soundtrack: 'Plae Mai Ok/Can't Translate' written by Atom Chanakan Rattana-Udom, performed by Billkin Putthipong Assaratanakul
Cast: Billkin Putthipong Assaratanakul and PP Krit Amnuaydechkorn
There are so many phenomenal scenes in ITSAY and IPYTM, but I truly believe this is one of the top 5 scenes in the entire story, and not a word is spoken. The physical acting, the body language and the soundtrack song that is played over the scene say everything.
The scene is simple. I can imagine the script page reading something like 'Oh Aew gets on the boat to go home and finds Teh waiting for him. They ride in silence to the resort.' Because on the surface that is literally all that happens in this two minutes and thirty four seconds. But underneath that surface...
...it's the look on Oh Aew's face.
...it's Teh's inability to sit still.
...it's the song saying all the words Teh can't.
...it's the way neither of them will go to each other.
...it's the way they steal glances at each other when each thinks the other isn't looking.
...it's the internal turmoil contrasted with the calm, peaceful sailing.
...it's the way Oh Aew just leaves, and Teh tries but ultimately is unable to go after him.
...it's the way Teh hits himself with his bag in total frustration.
...it's the way Oh Aew comes back.
...and it's the way they look at each other.