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Episode 199 – Lonely Wives, part 2

The morning after, Richard returns home and Felix is released from being locked up in his bedroom. But who spent the night with who’s wife? Part 2 of 2.

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Esther Ralston Obituary @ The Independent
MFTB172 – To the Last Man, part 1
Maude Eburne @ Wikipedia

3 Responses to “Episode 199 – Lonely Wives, part 2”

  1. BF Goodwill Says:

    Boy, it’s tough not to think of Fractured Fairy Tales each time EEH opens his mouth… A couple of questions –
    Why do narrators of audio description almost invariably avoid letting the viewer know if the movie is in black-and-white or color? This seems like a basic element of the filmic experience that can be conveyed quickly at the beginning of the description.
    Also, this movie (like others on this website) is a Pre-Code film (released before the Hays Code “cleaned up” the movies. Is there any discussion among the AD industry as to whether the narration should be altered to reflect and communicate the Pre-Code character of the movie? After all, there is a discernable difference between pre-Code and post-Code movies, especially with respect to subject matter, nudity, and sexual situations.

  2. admin Says:

    I don’t believe there is any one idea of what the “filmic experience” is. There are describers who will note various visual choices the filmmakers have made in terms of shot and shadow and what it may represent, but my focus is on the story. When movies were solely black-and-white, the black-and-white-ness alone was not saying something about the story or what the filmmakers wanted to say, so I don’t find it a priority. Again, there are describers who would. In the next film, I am noting black-and-white and colour, because the film changes from one to the other, which represent different “worlds”, so it is actually part of the story.

    As to pre-Code “character”, I believe that is more than evident in the dialogue and situations. In terms of nudity, I’m not going to repeat myself perpetually, but will say once more time that I will not describe details I cannot see. To do that is as bad as leaving something visible and important out.

  3. BF Goodwill Says:

    Thanks for the prompt and thoughtful response.

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