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Masters of the Silver Screen (Short Stories)

Suitable for: Adults

Sponsored by: The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

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In this collection we take you to the movies! Take your seat, switch off your mobile phone and settle down for today’s feature. In this collection you will her about the work of three great cinema directors and be able to explore tactile images of iconic scenes from their ground-breaking films. Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg consistently appear in lists of the top directors of all time, whether compiled by fans or film experts, while George Lucas is responsible for two of the most successful movie franchises ever. So join us as we find out about what makes these film makers so special. Oscar winner Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) lends his voice to the audio guide.

Listen to an audio clip

The original sci-fi blockbuster was George Lucas' first Star Wars feature, set in a galaxy far, far away. Released in 1977 it brought a dazzling array of special effects and exciting fantasy storytelling to the big screen. The film involves the fight by a group of freedom fighters known as the Rebel Alliance to destroy the evil Galactic Empire. Two droids owned by rebel leader, Princess Leia, are the hiding place for stolen plans of the Empire's space station - known chillingly as the Death Star - which is capable of destroying a planet in seconds. The droids, R2D2 and C3P0, accidentally come into the hands of young Luke Skywalker who embarks on a mission to take the plans to Leia's planet, Alderaan, where they can be used to destroy the Death Star. Let's explore your tactile picture. It shows Luke, C3P0 and R2D2 on the planet of Tatooine at the point when they discover a hidden message from Princess Leia stored in R2D2's memory banks.

What's inside

  • A collection of raised tactile pictures.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An A4 large print colour image pack or postcard pack.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Cary Grant in Hitchcock’s North of Northwest
A scene from Jaws
Characters from Star Wars IV: A New Hope

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