When it comes to writing screenplays, I read books on it as well as online courses, and one thing that people in the business say is that movies are a visual medium and that you should only resort to dialogue if you absolutely have to. One producer even said it's a really tough sell if a script goes over 40% dialogue. However, I took a draft of a script of mine and re-wrote a large scene with much more dialogue as a test to show readers. The scene was a detective who is investigating pieces of evidence without dialogue and putting them together. I then added dialogue to the scene and a new character for him to talk to explaining and going over everything as he is figuring things out. Two readers so far told me that they like the new scene better, and I will ask more. There is also a scene in a loud nightclub, where one character approaches another with something to say without it being audible, cause the music is suppose to be on the soundtrack only. The audience can still tell what is happening and do not really need hear it it to tell what is going on. I rewrote that scene with dialogue and readers like it better, possibly because maybe you get more of a feel for the characters when you hear them interact, even though you still understand it plotwise, even so. What do you think? Do you think that the rule of keeping the dialogue under 40% is not true or not so absolute as some in the business make it out to be, with audiences?