The Sound and the Silence

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The Sound and the Silence
The Sound and the Silence 1992 TV Movie DVD cover.jpg
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Directed by John Kent Harrison
Screenplay by Tony Foster
John Kent Harrison
William Schmidt
Starring John Bach
Ian Bannen
Vanessa Vaughan
Brenda Fricker
Music by John Charles
Cinematography Rene Ohashi
Edited by Michael Horton
Release date
18 April 1992
Running time
181 minutes
Country Canada, New Zealand
Language English

The Sound and the Silence is a 1992 TV movie directed by John Kent Harrison, starring John Bach as Alexander Graham Bell.


The film begins with Bell's childhood in Scotland, where his is initially intrigued by sights and sounds.[1] The film then follows his days as an inventor in Brantford, Ontario, Boston, Massachusetts, and Baddeck, Nova Scotia. The film was shot in New Zealand and on location at Alexander Graham Bell's Beinn Bhreagh estate in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada.


The film won Gemini Awards for Best Costume Design, Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series, and Best Production Design or Art Direction.[2] The film was also nominated for Geminis in the categories of Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, Best Dramatic Mini-Series, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series.[3]


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