The most powerful moments in movie scenes, I think, are the ones where there is no background music.
Where all that can be heard are the sounds of whatever is happening in the scene.
A Heart beating.
The use of Words and tones – speaking.
A car engine rumbling to life.
Fingers tapping a surface.
A dripping tap.
The wind rustling fallen leaves on the ground outside.
Footsteps coming toward you or walking away from you.
Footsteps walking away…