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The Wind in the Willows

Novel to Film

One of the most beloved books of all time, The Wind in the Willows has been a favorite of all ages since it was first published in 1908. This scene introduces the Mole and the Water Rat and the setting of the River Bank.

Follow along -- from Kenneth Grahame's original novel through Lee Hall's adaptation of the scene in his screenplay to the scene as filmed by director Rachel Talalay. How is the world of the great river and the wild wood made real in character, costume and setting?

As an additional interpretive element, this "Novel to Film" feature also includes the described script from Descriptive Video Service®. Founded in 1990, DVS® pioneered access to television for viewers who are blind or visually impaired. The service provides descriptive narration of key visual elements, which is then inserted within the natural pauses in dialogue to help low-vision viewers to better understand the story.

Key visual elements are those which viewers with vision loss would ordinarily miss and include actions, costumes, gestures, facial expressions, scene changes, and onscreen text. Descriptions are accessed on TV programs via the Second Audio Program (SAP) option, which is standard on most contemporary TVs and VCRs.

The River Bank

Novel | Script | Film
Descriptive Video Script

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