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Notes on Blindness (2016)

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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 ... See full summary »
Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 4 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
John M. Hull John M. Hull ... Himself (voice)
Marilyn Hull Marilyn Hull ... Herself (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miranda Beinart-Smith Miranda Beinart-Smith ... Imogen
Jamie Bradley ... Toni
Eileen Davies ... Madge Hull
Tim Gebbels Tim Gebbels ... Minister
Simone Kirby ... Marilyn Hull
Mahalia Martin-Jones Mahalia Martin-Jones ... Lizzie
Dan Renton Skinner Dan Renton Skinner ... John Hull (as Dan Skinner)
Sidney Warbrick Sidney Warbrick ... Thomas (as Sidney Nicholas Warbrick)
Stanley Warbrick ... Thomas (as Stanley John Warbrick)
Lorelei Winterfrost Lorelei Winterfrost ... Young Imogen Hull
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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.

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English

Release Date:

1 July 2016 (UK) See more »

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$104,214
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Dolby Atmos

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When it was shown on British TV, the film was made available with two soundtracks. The first was a "heightened soundtrack" produced by one of Europe's leading sound designers, Joakim Sundström, who created a rich, immersive soundtrack calibrated specifically for blind audiences, using enhanced sound design and additional audio from the characters to guide the audience through the story. The second was a more regular audio described version read by Stephen Mangan. See more »

Quotes

John M. Hull: What I remember about you most vividly in those years was your amazing practicality. You never expressed regrets. You just got on with the next thing, step by step. The way you did that, I always thought was incredible.
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Words will not do justice
18 February 2017 | by manuelortega-57740See all my reviews

I want to shower praise on the director, actors and everyone involved in this film. But this magnificent meditation exceeds the sum of its parts. If you tackle your life head on. If you question the relationship between your senses and your awareness and, indeed, what that might imply about what you are. If you appreciate the right amount of silence, and delicate, subtle cinematography. If you are moved by music that infuses the narrative with a thoughtful atmosphere. If you respect originality of technique in an industry that is struggling with habit. If all of these and then that ineffable magic of something greater, then please, experience this.


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