along the lines of the previous post about painting and photography, there's the complexity in films vs stills. if a photo is 1000 words, then the arithmetic for words in a film sequences is no comparison. many directors have the ability to omit dialogue and provide a short scene with an immense emotional connection for the viewer. Wong Kar-Wai (Chunking Express, In The Mood for Love, 2046, etc.) excels at that, as well as Béla Tarr (The Turin Horse) , and let the viewer dive into their own projection of the scene. a kind of "look at this", rather "you idiot, let me tell you all that's happening." (of course, much of the same has been a language of painting since abstraction was pursued.). with photographs, it is easier to catch unscripted moments, such as the sublime work of Saul Leiter. these moments are also now much more facile to record, up close, with the mobile phone, and perhaps lament the "small size and light range limitations " of cameras in phones. Wong Kar-Wai excels with such close ups, and perhaps now we can take a similar language with photographs.