What It’s Like to Be Blind and Love Movies

Brow Beat
Slate's Culture Blog
May 21 2014 1:47 PM

What It’s Like to Be Blind and Love Movies

This week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences premiered the first three episodes of its new documentary Web series, Academy Originals. The goal of the series, which will debut new episodes every Monday, is to examine “everything from the creative process, to the moments that changed the course of filmmaking, to the artists who are charting its future.”

Of the first three, “Not Much to See” is the standout. In it, blind film lovers share what it’s like to experience movies without sight.

Advertisement

The other new episodes are worth checking out as well—one features an interview with filmmaker Tina Gordon Chism (Drumline) about her creative inspirations, while the other finds Patton Oswalt chatting with comedian Karen Kilgariff about one of his favorite films, Blast of Silence. But don’t miss “Not Much to See.” And let’s hope the Academy continues to roll out videos as engaging and personal as this one.

Aisha Harris is a Slate staff writer.

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

The Irritating Confidante

John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.

My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s

Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee

Medical Examiner

Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?

Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?

Technology

Driving in Circles

The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.

The World’s Human Rights Violators Are Signatories on the World’s Human Rights Treaties

How Punctual Are Germans?

  News & Politics
Politics
Oct. 22 2014 12:44 AM We Need More Ben Bradlees His relationship with John F. Kennedy shows what’s missing from today’s Washington journalism.
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 21 2014 5:57 PM Soda and Fries Have Lost Their Charm for Both Consumers and Investors
  Life
The Vault
Oct. 21 2014 2:23 PM A Data-Packed Map of American Immigration in 1903
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 21 2014 3:03 PM Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PM Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2014 9:42 PM The All The President’s Men Scene That Perfectly Captured Ben Bradlee’s Genius
  Technology
Technology
Oct. 21 2014 11:44 PM Driving in Circles The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.