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carol27
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Re: What you watching 2
Feb 19, 2017, 18:43
Toni Torino wrote:
Storyville - Notes on Blindness

Utterly spellbinding documentary on Theology Professor John Hull's descent (entrance?) into a sightless world in the 1970s/80, captured on audio tape, (personal memoirs, recorded interviews etc), those words being lip-synched by actors. HIs wife being terrified he was entering a world where she couldn't follow, his sense of when his newborn baby was looking at him, his dream of his daughter, of seeing her for the first-time, of seeing those "beautiful brown eyes that everyone talks about" and then waking up and feeling utterly bereft... and his ultimate positivity. Heartbursting. Storyville is a National Treasure, I think.


Have just watched this. His description of rain & how if it could be transposed into his house he'd be more able to recognise space & objects by the different sounds it makes is wonderful. It is lovely.
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