One of A Quiet Place’s greatest achievements was getting its audience to shut the fuck up! In a genre filled with buzzing chainsaws, screaming teens, and explosive mayhem, the film managed to elicit feelings of extreme dread with a bare minimum of sound and scripting. And since it doesn’t have a soundtrack it’s important that we pay close attention to the only song in A Quiet Place.
In a rare respite from constant terror, John Krasinski and his real-life wife Emily Blunt, share a tender moment as Lee and Evelyn Abbott. They slow dance, sharing a single set of earbuds, swaying to Neil Young’s Harvest Moon on an iPod.
The song wasn’t cheap to acquire, meaning Krasinski felt it was an extremely important aspect of his relatively low-budget film. When examining the song and its lyrics, the connection to themes explored in A Quiet Place become immediately apparent. Still, the folks at Flicks and the City have put together a video that explores the deepest subtexts of the song. Give it a spin and let us know what you think in the Comments section!
If you haven’t seen A Quiet Place, bookmark this page for later and skip down to the trailer, synopsis, and spoiler-free review at the bottom of the article. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: The secret hidden meaning behind A Quiet Place’s earbud scene! A Quiet Place stars Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe & Millicent Simmonds.
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Come a little bit closer
Hear what I have to say
Just like children sleeping
We could dream this night away
But there’s a full moon rising
Let’s go dancing in the light
We know where the music’s playing
Let’s go out and feel the night
When we were strangers
I watched you from afar
When we were lovers
I loved you with all my heart
But now it’s getting late
And the moon is climbing high
I want to celebrate
See it shining in your eye
Official Synopsis: A family lives an isolated existence in utter silence, for fear of an unknown threat that follows and attacks at any sound.
A Quiet Place stars Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe.
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