Audio description

25 May 2006

I discovered the joy of audio described film today. Audio Description is spoken subtitles for the visually impared, which basically turns the film almost into a radio play. In addition to being generally a good thing by making film more accessible, they do wonderfully show up the madness of certain film types. The trailer here for Mission Impossible 3 is particularly entertaining.

Of course, I’m probably one of the few people really looking forward to MI3 :) I know it’s trash, really I do, but MI2 was such amazingly slick trash (as John Woo is an expert at) I thought it was fantastic (I do own in on DVD :). MI1 on the other hand had what passes for a plot in an action film, so deserves seeing for that. I can see I’m not convincing anyone here…