nicholas winding refn

Ever since discovering it a couple of years ago, Hotline Miami has mercilessly beaten its way to the spot of my 2nd favorite game of all time, only beaten by Super Metroid. 

Thanks Dennaton Games for making the most addictingly brutal game I’ve ever played. 

Silence is cinema! We are so used to sounds; we’re always talked at. Silence is very rare for us for a long duration of time. It makes people very uncomfortable. But what it does, it also forces us to perceive on a much deeper level because we can no longer just be told things. Silence is like gold. In terms of cinema from a story perspective, silence forces the audience to engage more, because if they’re not being told what to think, then they have to put in the subliminal elements. I love that personally and I think it’s an obligation we have, because then the audience and the film interact. You’re not just passive, you penetrate each other.
—  Nicolas Winding Refn