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rewrite books with music, feeling, and scenery

Tom Sawyer starts off with "sound of birds singing"
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Written (and printed) book:

("rural scenery, Mississippi river bank") ("banjo heard in distance") ("white boy with relaxed face and uncombed but fairly short hair") ("steps on leaves") ("sound of trees rustling") ("frogs")

pashute, Jul 23 2021

Huck Finn on the Gutenberg proj https://www.gutenbe...76/76-h/76-h.htm#c1
[pashute, Jul 26 2021]


       In other words, the text for the Audio Description version of the movie? (If there is a movie of the book you want, of course...)
A similar concept would be an audio-book that doesn't have any descriptions of scenes, just the sounds involved (and dialogue between characters, of course). So instead of hearing the spoken words "a car drives past", you just hear a car (if in stereo or even full 5.1, even more could be done...).
neutrinos_shadow, Jul 23 2021


       Mrs Em, Mrs Eye, Mrs Ess, Ess, ... fuck it.
pertinax, Jul 23 2021

       radio play
pocmloc, Jul 23 2021

       if it is a written book, are the sounds written as you have shown here? Or do sounds come out of the book? I think there are many things that are already like this.
xandram, Jul 23 2021

       The idea is inadequately explained, or nonexistent.
Voice, Jul 23 2021

       ^ agreed, thought it was me.(fingers poking screen on iPad)
xandram, Jul 24 2021

       Why isn't Grammarlly workking?
pashute, Jul 24 2021

       Okay, I get it not, The idea is to add text to books that indicate environmental ambience. Right?
Voice, Jul 25 2021

       This would be rather like reading the script for a finished screen-play.
RayfordSteele, Jul 26 2021

       See link.   

       I've been watching short movies like Omoleto series or DUST sci-fi that heavily rely on dialog but usually have subtitles.   

       So basically when watching these movies you are also reading the movie script, but then every now and then you get a subtitle telling you stuff in parenthesis: (dramatic music), or (squeeking door).   

       I was wondering what would happen if the classical childrens stories or even novels would be written with some extra information about the sounds in the background, and something about the scenery and background that is not shown in the pictures or described in the original text by the author.   

       Here's the actual beginning of Huck Finn:   

       You don’t know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain’t no matter. That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly. There was things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth. That is nothing. I never seen anybody but lied one time or another, without it was Aunt Polly, or the widow, or maybe Mary. Aunt Polly— Tom’s Aunt Polly, she is—and Mary, and the Widow Douglas is all told about in that book, which is mostly a true book, with some stretchers, as I said before.   

       Now the way that the book winds up is this: Tom and me found the money that the robbers hid in the cave, and it made us rich.   

       I just touch it up with some background music and description of the boy's high pitched voice.   

       Distant fiddle practicing in the background. Cabin door creeking open. Entering the kitchen the cat is startled and jumps off the table. etc. Camera focuses on pickle jars.
pashute, Jul 26 2021

       Audiobooks and video/ film adaptations have existed for decades. What’s new or different here?
a1, Jul 27 2021

       [a1]; this is all written descriptions.
B- must try harder.
neutrinos_shadow, Jul 27 2021

       // this is all written descriptions //   

       But pashute’s anno says he “touches it up with some music” and at one point “camera focuses on pickle jars” - if this is all written description rather than an actual soundtrack or images, the it becomes as RayfordSteele said, a script for a screen-play.   

       Still waiting for a new and cogently expressed idea.
a1, Jul 27 2021

       Well, the rest of us got it, so maybe this one just isn't for you...
neutrinos_shadow, Jul 27 2021

       Authors - what do they know about how to pace a story? Who do they think they are, anyway?
pertinax, Jul 27 2021

       A fine offering that increases the complexity of all books and is worthy of croissant accumulation.
xenzag, Jul 27 2021


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