Okay, these are almost the same as yours, except for being completely different There is Hoagie Carmichael in The Best Years of Our Lives. He has a great scene where he comforts his relative, who lost his arms in World War II and now feels his family is making him "nervous" by doing things like looking at him or not looking at him. Hoagie speaks in a soothing voice while playing a slow, easygoing melody on the piano, and explains how everything will be alright, unless we have World War II, in which case the bombs will fly and everyone dies anyway. Holly Hunter in Levity. I don't want to spoil it because it involves a major plot point, but I will say she reads a letter that changes her world in a very painful way. As she reads, we watch her face slowly melt until she begins softly crying. Kenneth Branagh in Henry V learns that he has scored a major victory, and can't find the words to express himself in that moment. His jaw slowly opens in a silent scream, and he all but collapses. Not long after, he surveys the field of battle, carrying the body of a young victim on his shoulder the entire time until he can deposit the lad on a cart for proper burial elsewhere. Although there is very emotional music, no one says a word, and the emotional displays are underplayed brilliantly by dozens of actors.