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Year: 2016
Original Title: Notes On Blindness
Length: 90 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Studios: Archer's Mark, Arte
Distributor: Curzon Artificial Eye
Age rating: Universal
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: July 01 2016


Ranking: 322 out of 15,704 movies (up 54)


8.2 by 1 users

7.8 by 4 media


Pete Middleton and James Spinney directed this documentary tinged fiction, recreating the life of theologian John Hull. The film puts us in the summer of 1983, Hull few days before the birth of his first child completely he loses sight blind. The writer and theologian seek to find an end to his hectic life and start to write a diary on an audiocassette. After telling his experiences, feelings and thoughts, in 1990 he decided to publish the work. Oliver Sacks described the work of Hull as the most extraordinary, accurate, deep and beautiful experience about blindness he had read in his life. A true masterpiece. Spinney and Middleton recreate us some moments of the life of Hull, besides giving us access to original recordings, notes on how blindness affects dreams, memory and carves out a new life, an inner world.


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Trivia Notes On Blindness

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.