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Infocult commentator HP points us to the Quiet, Please site, and we're very thankful. Some fine radio plays can be downloaded there, and "The Thing on the Fourble Board" is very good (with a fun Peter Lorre Poe reading at the end).
January 24, 2006 at 12:54 in Gothic, Podcasts, digital audio, and narrative | Permalink
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One caveat: The more I listen to the audio from the Quiet Please site, the more aware I am that the sound files are captured from the unrestored acetates. Odds are, if you find individual .mp3s elsewhere, the audio quality will be better. Some of the episodes are all but unlistenable. OTOH, the Quiet Please website is a thoroughly documented archive, so it has that value which the others don't.
The Thing on the Fourble Board, IMO, stands as a major touchstone in horror -- the perfect marriage of story and medium. I did read about a fairly successful stage adaptaptation, but you can't beat the intimacy of audio, quiet, and darkness to tell the story of that . . . thing.
January 24, 2006 at 17:21
We listened to it in a good setting, I think: late at night, the only two people awake, no other lights on in the house, and the computer sound cranked up. Our home is in a very remote location, too, surrounded by woods, without any neighbors visible or audible from the property.
Bryan Alexander |
January 26, 2006 at 06:34
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