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Archive for March, 2009

Episode 73 – Stage Fright part 2

Posted in comedy, crime, drama, mystery on March 30th, 2009 by admin

Eve (Jane Wyman) poses as Nellie’s cousin to get closer to Charlotte (Marlene Dietrich), but her plans are threatened when Jonathan (Richard Todd) escapes Gill and returns to London. Part 2 of 3.

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Associated links
Marlene Dietrich @Wikipedia
Marlene Dietrich Collection Berlin
Official Marlene Dietrich Site (Flash-based)
Madeline Kahn in Blazing Saddles @YouTube

Episode 72 – Stage Fright part 1

Posted in comedy, crime, drama, mystery on March 23rd, 2009 by admin

An acting student (Jane Wyman) helps a friend (Richard Todd) hide when he’s suspected of killing the husband of his lover, a famous actress (Marlene Dietrich). Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. 1950. Part 1 of 3.

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Original movie from Internet Archive (note: this episode’s description can be synced to video)
Movie info from IMDB (beware of spoilers)
Alfred Hitchcock @Wikipedia
Alfred Hitchcock: The Master of Suspense

Talking to Sound Prints

Posted in general on March 22nd, 2009 by admin

(updated with a new .mp3 link March 27)
Wednesday night, I was honoured to be a guest on “Sound Prints,” a great radio show by the Kentucky Council of the Blind which airs weekly on WKJK AM 1080 in Louisville, Kentucky. It was fun to talk with hosts Michael McCarty and Carla Ruschival about the podcast and about description, and now everyone can hear it online – download the show as an mp3.

You can always hear the latest episode of Sound Prints as a stream here, or listen via the American Council for the Blind’s ACB Radio Mainstream – where Sound Prints airs every other hour from Sunday 9pm to Monday 7pm eastern.

Thanks so much to Michael and Carla for having me on the show, and to Bernard at Blind File Sharing for suggesting it.

Episode 71 – Kangaroo part 2

Posted in action, drama, western on March 16th, 2009 by admin

As the McGuires struggle to drive their cattle home through oppressive heat and a brush fire, Connor (Peter Lawford) finds himself drawing closer to Dell (Maureen O’Hara), the woman supposed to be his sister.

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Peter Lawford @wikipedia
Peter Lawford @Variety
Review of ‘Tis Herself @Self-Styled Siren

Episode 70 – Kangaroo part 1

Posted in action, drama, western on March 9th, 2009 by admin

In 1910 Australia, two criminals (Peter Lawford, Richard Boone) scheme to steal the cattle ranch of a down-on-his-luck Irishman and his headstrong daughter (Maureen O’Hara) while the land suffers from drought. 1952.

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Associated links
Original movie from Internet Archive
Movie info from IMDB
Screenings @The National Film and Sound Archive
Chips Rafferty @the Australian Dictionary of Biography
The Overlanders described from Audiovision
Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell @Australian Biography

Welcome Blind File Sharing!

Posted in general on March 6th, 2009 by admin

If you download .mp3s of this podcast, as of the next episode, you’ll find them coming from a new place: Blind File Sharing.

It’s a file storage and delivery service designed with blind and vision-impaired users in mind. That means no graphics, no capchas (those annoying image-based things you have to navigate to prove you’re not a bot), no Flash-y doodads – just simple, accessible, inexpensive ways to upload, store and share your files.

Find out for yourself what their downloading speed is like when you get your MFTB episodes from them. If you’re impressed and curious about the service, visit blindfilesharing.com to learn more.

Full disclosure: a portion of this new relationship involves paid advertising. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please let me know – I’m being very careful and conservative with my first foray into this sort of thing, but think it makes sense, since both MFTB and BFS believe in internet accessibility for everyone. The real test for BFS’ service is in how you use it, so we hope it helps you. Tell us about your experience!

Thanks, everyone, for your support. On with the show… :-)