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.