Trick film: Neil Brand’s radio dramas and the silent film experience

McMurtry, LG ORCID: 2019, 'Trick film: Neil Brand’s radio dramas and the silent film experience' , Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture, 10 (1&2) .

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At first glance, silent film and audio drama may appear antithetical modes of expression. Nevertheless, an interesting tradition of silent film-to-radio adapta-tions has emerged on BBC Radio Drama. Beyond this link between silent film and radio drama, other radio dramas have highlighted that Neil Brand, a successful silent film accompanist, radio dramatist and composer, links the silent film expe-rience and audio drama in two of his plays, Joanna and Waves Breaking on a Shore. Using theories of sound and narrative in film and radio, as well as discuss-ing the way radio in particular can stimulate the generation of imagery, this arti-cle examines layered points of view/audition as ways of linking the silent film experience and the use of sound within radio drama.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture
Publisher: Intellect
ISSN: 1757-2681
Depositing User: LG McMurtry
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2019 13:07
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 02:19

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