Sound of Metal

Below you will find written and video materials to supplement your experience with this film. Be aware that some essays and video essays may contain spoilers.

Critical Essays

Oscar-Worthy ‘Sound of Metal’ Is a ‘Wake-Up’ to Deaf Culture (Variety)

What Hearing Loss Feels Like in ‘Sound of Metal’ (New York Times)

The Brilliant Sound Design of ‘Sound of Metal’ (Film School Rejects)

‘Sound of Metal’ is a Work of Surpassing Sensitivity (Decider)

Director Darius Marder Shot on 35mm Because It’s “My Goddamn Movie” (Slash)

‘Sound of Metal’ Star Riz Ahmed Went All in, from AA to ASL (IndieWire)

Contextual Reading

What is Deaf Culture?

Why Some People Turned Down a ‘Miracle Cure’

The Riz Test: How Muslims Are Misrepresented in TV and Film

#DeafTalent, getting better representation on the big screen


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