How Wonderstruck Brilliantly Uses Sound & Silence to Tell a Beautiful Story

Wonderstruck, Brian Selznick’s 2011 young adult novel, weaves together illustration and text to tell a riveting story that chronicles the solo quests of two deaf 12 year olds through New York City in different eras: Rose in 1927 and Ben in 1977. The film adaptation, written by Selznick and directed by Todd Haynes, similarly transitions in puzzle-like fashion between black and white narrative and color, between silence and sound.

Read the full story on the Motion Picture Association of America’s Where to Watch – The Credits blog.

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