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Archive for May, 2008

Thanks to Podcast Junky™!

Posted in general on May 28th, 2008 by admin

Movies For the Blind is featured on the latest episode of Podcast Junky™, the great podcast about podcasts. Lovely things were said, big clips were played from episodes 26 and 28, and a very cool Jonathan Coulton song about zombies was played in honour of Vincent Price in The Last Man on Earth. So hello to everyone coming from there, and if you didn’t come from there and would like to learn about some terrific podcasts, go to Podcast Junky and listen!

Episode 30 – The Stork Club part 3

Posted in comedy, musical on May 25th, 2008 by admin

Judy (Betty Hutton) gets Danny’s band an audition for The Stork Club, but it doesn’t help her prospects with the bandleader. Meanwhile, Pop (Barry Fitzgerald) has his own love troubles when his wife finds him living with Judy. (Part 3 of 3)

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Episode 29 – The Stork Club part 2

Posted in comedy, musical on May 19th, 2008 by admin

In a palatial new apartment with her new designer wardrobe, Judy (Betty Hutton) struggles to figure out who her benefactor is. But when her Marine boyfriend (Don DeFore) turns up on her doorstep, a happy reunion turns sour quickly. (Part 2 of 3)

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Associated links
Barry Fitzgerald @Wikipedia
Robert Benchley @Wikipedia
Algonquin Round Table
News from the Robert Benchley Society

Episode 28 – The Stork Club part 1

Posted in comedy, musical on May 12th, 2008 by admin

Betty Hutton stars as a hat check girl at the famous nightclub who saves an old man (Barry Fitzgerald) from drowning. But she doesn’t know he’s a millionaire, who secretly repays her with riches beyond her wildest dreams. 1945. (part 1 of 3)

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Associated links
Original movie from Internet Archive
Movie info from IMDB
The Stork Club @ wikipedia
A Stork Club review @ Tips on Tables
Betty Hutton obituary @ New York Times

Thanks for Reid-ing My Mind

Posted in general on May 6th, 2008 by admin

I received a lovely email this morning from Thomas of the blog Reid My Mind saying he’s written a post about MFTB there, as well as on the blog for the Monroe County Council of the Blind in Pennsylvania.

In the Reid My Mind post, he talks about a good friend who did “live description” for him over the phone as they watched the last season of the HBO series “The Wire”, and how terrific it was. For people who aren’t vision-impaired, it was hard enough keeping track of everyone on that show – can you imagine not being able to see them? It makes you wonder why description couldn’t be available through the TV or on the popular DVDs for that show, so Thomas didn’t have to rely on a friend to tell him what was going on. Check the sidebar links to go to other sites with more information on description and places where you can get it on TV.

Thanks very much to Thomas, and hello to the great people he’s sent this way!

Episode 27 – The Last Man on Earth part 2

Posted in drama, horror, science fiction on May 4th, 2008 by admin

Robert (Vincent Price) remembers the tragic beginning of his war with the vampires, then makes a shocking discovery that completely changes his perspective on his place in a society that could be rebuilt.

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Associated links
Vincent Price @Wikipedia
Carolyn De Fonseca @Wikipedia