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You know those movies where people sit in a boardroom and just talk and talk and talk? An enclosed space full of motivated motormouths can sometimes be a trial to follow, even when its filled to the brim with world-class actors like Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto and Demi Moore as in last year's lauded Wall Street crisis indie "Margin Call."
The pressure-cooker drama took place over 36-hours at a powerhouse investment bank loosely based on Lehman Brothers and, in a crucial scene, a meeting is called with the top brass including CEO John Tuld (Irons). During the meeting Tuld reveals his risky plan to unload the company's toxic assets, but in "Margin Call - Boardroom Scene Awkward Recut" that's not so much the case.
The new YouTube video by Worm In Your Apple takes the talky confrontation and turns it into the most tense prolonged silence in movie history. Stripped entirely of its dialogue, the 5-minute scene becomes a hodgepdoge of glances, throat clearings, and semi-audible cell phone rings. It only gets funnier as it goes on, so strap in and watch as no one dares disturb the sound of silence. (Apologies to Simon & Garfunkel.)