In the great majority of "catastrophic" US films and some "young" US
comedies, images has more presence than words. In "Terminator",p.e.
Arnie onle whispers half a dozen of words.
I think that TV is the force that obliges directors to use this kind of
narrative forms. Images do not work in TV. Audiences prefer works, so
that they listen pictures. Theatrical films think always on TV realease,
its main beefits source.
Quality of course has nothing to do.
In Europe is much more different. Films have more words, but it is
cheaper to tell a story through words than creating related images. And
in Europe, films are infinitely cheaper than in US.
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