Top 10 Films Featuring Silencers

Douglas Van Hollen

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  1. David Conrad says:

    Excellent article. 1962’s Dr. No would also be useful to consider for this scene which uses two silencers. In most respects it’s quite different from The Manchurian Candidate silencer scene. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YELwJtgDkO8

    • That’s actually an excellent example, released (in the U.S.) a mere 7 months after Manchurian Candidate. Still early days of the trope, the guns make a “chumpf” that’s sort of a quarter of the way from “crack” to “fwip”. The need for suppressed fire is motivated by the otherwise quietness of the scene and the chirping crickets who are not even disturbed.