The Resource Notes on blindness

Notes on blindness

Label
Notes on blindness
Title
Notes on blindness
Title variation
Umimachi diary
Contributor
Film director
Film producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1983, just days before the birth of his first son, writer and theologian John Hull went blind. In order to make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began keeping a diary on audiocassette. Upon their publication in 1990, Oliver Sacks described the work as 'the most extraordinary, precise, deep and beautiful account of blindness I have ever read. It is to my mind a masterpiece.' With exclusive access to these original recordings, NOTES ON BLINDNESS encompasses dreams, memory and imaginative life, excavating the interior world of blindness
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Produced by Mike Brett, Jo Jo Ellison ; produced by Peter Middleton, James Spinney, Alex Usborne ; written and directed by Peter Middleton & James Spinney
Intended audience
Exempt from classification : E
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
  • Dan Skinner, Simone Kirby
  • John Hull, Marilyn Hull
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Middleton, Peter
  • Spinney, James
  • Brett, Mike
  • Ellison, Jo Jo
  • Usborne, alex
  • Hull, John M
  • Hull-Stewart, Marilyn
  • Skinner, Dan
  • Kirby, Simone
Runtime
90
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hull, John M.
  • Blind
  • Blind
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Notes on blindness
Instantiates
Distribution
Note
  • Catalogued from container
  • Rialto Distribution : RIA211
  • Originally released in Japan in 2015 as: Umimachi diary
  • Voices of John and Marilyn Hull are lip-synched on screen by actors
  • Based on the audio diaries of John Hull, later transcribed and published under the title Touching the rock
  • Extras: Introduction to soundtrack options; Notes on Notes on blindness; Directing as a team; Lip synching; John and Marilyn
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059824842
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 DVD-video (90 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9341005008105
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
RIA211
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD video, Dolby digital 5.1 surround, PAL, Region 4, widescreen 2.35:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Notes on blindness
Distribution
Note
  • Catalogued from container
  • Rialto Distribution : RIA211
  • Originally released in Japan in 2015 as: Umimachi diary
  • Voices of John and Marilyn Hull are lip-synched on screen by actors
  • Based on the audio diaries of John Hull, later transcribed and published under the title Touching the rock
  • Extras: Introduction to soundtrack options; Notes on Notes on blindness; Directing as a team; Lip synching; John and Marilyn
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059824842
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 DVD-video (90 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9341005008105
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
RIA211
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD video, Dolby digital 5.1 surround, PAL, Region 4, widescreen 2.35:1
Video recording format
DVD

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