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My Top Five: Movies on Radio

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Hey you: don't turn that dial!

Don’t turn that dial! When radio meets film, classics can be made. The following film are my top five picks for movies about radio.

1. “The King’s Speech” — Written by David Seidler and directed by Tom Hooper

The movie begins with the eventual King George V giving a speech stilted by his stutter on the radio. With the help of a speech therapist, the monarch successfully announces Britain’s involvement in WWII through the radio waves at the end of the film.

2. “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” — Written and directed by Joel & Ethan Coen

In this epic film based on Homer’s “Odyssey,” main characters find fame through radio in the deep south after a blind man records their bluegrass music.

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