Sounds and Silences
|"Sounds and Silences"|
|The Twilight Zone episode|
|Episode no.||Season 5
|Directed by||Richard Donner|
|Written by||Rod Serling|
|Original air date||April 3, 1964|
"A model ship magnate thunders about his home and office, until his ears play tricks on him."
One day, after twenty years his wife has had enough of his obsession with noise and finally divorces him. Shortly after, every little noise is like an explosion, and he sees a doctor who helps him understand that conflict with his wife has caused him to relive his resentment against his mother to the point that he internalizes his mother's affliction. He now realizes it is all in his head, all he needs to do is overcome the mental block with "mind over matter", and he does. The only problem is that when his wife returns to pick up her jewelry, he tells her about it and proceeds to "shut her out" -- going too far in the other direction, so that now he cannot hear anything at all.
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