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The Quiet Racket

The Quiet Racket

| 7 min

This short film tells the amusing tale of a man who feels the common urge to escape the city's noise for the weekend. Made without words, but with a wide range of other sounds, this film tracks our hero to a perfect haven of… pandemonium. The countryside, it turns out, is not as unspoiled and quiet as the poets proclaim.

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  • director
    Gerald Potterton
  • script
    Alan Hackney
  • photography
    Robert Humble
  • editing
    Donald Rennick
  • sound
    Donald Douglas
  • re-recording
    Ron Alexander
    Roger Lamoureux
  • producer
    Guy Glover
  • cast
    Ted Zeigler
    Ned Conlon
  • music
    Donald Douglas


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Ages 7 to 12

Study Guide - Guide 1

Arts Education - Drama
Arts Education - Music
Geography - Human Geography

Go out into your neighbourhood and record various sounds (cars, construction, wind, birds, etc.). Then use this to create your own soundscape to match your daily life. Compare and contrast the sounds of the city versus the countryside. Describe the emotions the character experiences as he hears different sounds.

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