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Sound of Metal Scene

drgibson's picture

I wanted to talk about the scene with Ruben and the doctor when they are testing his hearing. We start with Ruben's perspective and the sound is muffled. Subtitles only apear when the doctor is speaking and words can be understood. Because no words can be distingushed when Ruben is speaking, there are no subtitles. When we switch to the doctor's perspective, the sound is more clear and we get subtitles for Ruben because the doctor is able to hear him. To me, this scene does a good job at highlighting the change in Ruben's hearing by comparing it to the doctor.