Settling down with a tub of popcorn to enjoy a good movie is something that every young person enjoys. With lots of films now available with audio description, blind teens needn’t miss out.They can enjoy it even more by borrowing our new book, Lights! Camera! Action! which gives them the chance to explore the great white shark from Jaws, find out what Harry Potter looks like and experience the Plasticine magic of Wallace and Gromit.
The book has eleven tactile images and talks about everything from the birth of film, through horror, science fiction and coming-of-age movies, to World Cinema and the Best of British. There are also tracks on animation, Film Noir, and auteurs Hitchcock and Welles.
We are particularly pleased to have been able to include two tactile images of Bond cars and a cast of characters and objects (Harry’s broomstick and the Golden Snitch) from the Harry Potter films. It all builds up to a comprehensive study of film told in short, entertaining tracks with added music and extracts of dialogue.
The audio is read by stars of the silver screen including Charlie Cox, Maxine Peake, Greg Wise, Luke Newberry, Craig Roberts and Ray Panthaki. Many of them also gave us exclusive interviews about working in the movie industry which you can listen to on Soundcloud.
Deborah Ann Woll, Hollywood actress, gives a taster of what you can discover in this Touch to See book:
It was a particular pleasure to have Warwick Davies, who has been a major part of the Star Wars franchise, reading our science fiction section which includes a tactile from Star Wars IV: A New Hope and Hollywood legend, Beau Bridges, reading about Harold Lloyd and his amazing stunt work on films such as Safety Last!
You can also listen to a fascinating interview given to us by Harold Lloyd’s granddaughter here:
Borrow Lights! Camera! Action! from our free postal library today and discover more about the fascinating world of the movies.