The Act of Listening #17

Candace Hilligoss as the church organist Mary Henry in the fantastic Carnival of Souls [1962]. This image comes from a remarkable scene in which Mary suddenly finds herself thrown into a world of silence. All that remains in the soundtrack are the sound of Mary's lonely footsteps against the haunting musical backdrop of composer Gene Moore's organ.

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"It was more than just not being able to hear anything, or make contact with anyone, it was as though, as though for a time I didn't exist. As though I had no place in the world. No part of the life around me." - Mary Henry to Dr. Samuels.