Film language and tools
Title of edited book
Audio Description. New perspectives illustrated
Year of publication
The chapter considers a selection of technical components used to tell story elements in films. It provides a definition of each and it illustrates possible Inglourious Basterds-based audio description (AD) options. In so doing, it insists on the importance of conveying film language through AD thus echoing other calls for a stronger focus on the text as a narrative whole and not consisting only of characters, actions and settings. This is seen as the only way to respect the aesthetic and narrative integrity of the original along with the needs of sight impaired viewers.