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My left foot : the story of Christy Brown

Author: Noel PearsonShane ConnaughtonJim SheridanDaniel Day-LewisRay McAnallyAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA. : Miramax Films : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, ©2005.
Series: Miramax collector's series.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Born with cerebral palsy, the 10th of 22 children of a Dublin bricklayer and his wife, Christy Brown was doomed to life as a vegetable by physicians in 1932. His strong-willed mother's love and faith encouraged him to overcome this label. At age seven, he made a mark with chalk grasped between the toes of his left foot, the only limb on his body he could control. With this proof of intelligence, his schooling  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Film adaptations
Teatro
Named Person: Christy Brown; Christy Brown
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Noel Pearson; Shane Connaughton; Jim Sheridan; Daniel Day-Lewis; Ray McAnally; Brenda Fricker; Fiona Shaw; Hugh O'Conor; Adrian Dunbar; Ruth McCabe; Alison Whelan; Cyril Cusack; Elmer Bernstein; Christy Brown; Miramax Films.; Granada Films.; Ferndale Films (Firm); Raidió Teilifís Éireann.; Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm); Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0788828738 9780788828737
OCLC Number: 60886197
Language Note: In English or dubbed French, with optional subtitles in English SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing), French, or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Notes: Based upon the novel "My left foot" by Christy Brown.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1989.
Special features: The real Christy Brown [featurette] (5 min.); An inspirational journey: The making of 'My Left Foot' [featurette] (10 min.); Stills gallery [slide show]; "My Left Foot" [text feature by Charles Champlin, Los Angeles Times; David Denby, New York Magazine; Pauline Kael, The New Yorker; Elvis Mitchell, LA Weekly]; Sneak peeks (8 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Jack Conroy ; editor, J. Patrick Duffner ; music composed and conducted by Elmer Bernstein ; production designer, Austen Spriggs ; special advisor to the production, Gene Lambert.
Cast: Daniel Day Lewis, Ray McAnally, Brenda Fricker, Fiona Shaw, Hugh O'Conor, Adrian Dunbar, Ruth McCabe, Alison Whelan, Cyril Cusack.
Awards: Academy Award winners, 1989: Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis); Best Supporting Actress (Brenda Fricker).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Rated R for intense thematic material, language, and brief violence.
Description: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound; widescreen presentation preserving the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for 16:9 televisions.
Contents: Original --
Complications --
D is for dunce --
All Souls --
M-O-T-H-E-R --
Goalie --
First love --
Coal --
Look after Ma --
Dr. Cole --
Eileen --
Triumph & heartbreak --
Putty on the inside --
New room --
Wake --
My own story --
Stay with me --
End credits.
Series Title: Miramax collector's series.
Other Titles: My left foot (Motion picture)
Story of Christy Brown
Responsibility: Miramax Films ; a Granada film ; a Noel Pearson production ; screenplay by Shane Connaughton and Jim Sheridan ; producer, Noel Pearson ; director, Jim Sheridan ; a Ferndale Films/Granada prodution in association with Radio Telefis Eireann.

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Born with cerebral palsy, the 10th of 22 children of a Dublin bricklayer and his wife, Christy Brown was doomed to life as a vegetable by physicians in 1932. His strong-willed mother's love and faith encouraged him to overcome this label. At age seven, he made a mark with chalk grasped between the toes of his left foot, the only limb on his body he could control. With this proof of intelligence, his schooling begins, and aided by his loving family, Christy learns to grapple with life's physical tasks and psychological pains. His courage and determination inspire a teacher, who lends support as he develops into a brilliant if cantankerous writer, poet, and painter. The astounding story of an artist who defeated a physical disability, degrading stereotypes, and poverty to fulfill his dreams.

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