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Annie Baker’s Language of Silence in Film Debut ‘Janet Planet’

Film still from JANET PLANET (2023), directed by Annie Baker and starring Julianne Nicholson and Zoe Ziegler.

Annie Baker is a writer of silences. 

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, recently turned screenwriter and director, has become associated with choreographed moments of quiet. She instructs on how to map her ‘pauses’ and ‘silences’ down to the second. She delineates the difference between a happy pause in which [characters] realize they’ve broken the tension, and then an awkward pause following that happy pause,” using silence the way other writers do more.


‘Sophie and the Rising Sun’ is a Waterfall of Emotion

Sophie and the Rising Sun (written/directed by filmmaker Maggie Greenwald who based her screenplay on a novel by Augusta Trobaugh) is the beautiful story of one couple’s determination to defy the odds and build a life together. Although it is set in the 1940s, it has a timely plot, gripping performances, and stunning scenery.… read more.