EDUDEAF: Movies with Deafness Theme

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Subj: Breaking Through - Movie
Date: 96-12-31 02:13:55 EST
From: careyp@earthlink.net (Phillip & Susan Carey)
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Just finished taping the movie. What can I say? I cried. It was pretty good. Too bad they couldn't find a real Deaf actress for the part of Laura. I would like to know how many movies have been made over the years with deafness themes. Does anyone mind if we compile a list? If you have one to add to the list, please do.

Susan Carey
With goals for a complete video library someday...

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Subj: Movies with deafness theme/Internet
Date: 96-12-31 15:12:42 EST
From: cng@THERIVER.COM (Cindy Neuroth-Gimbrone)
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Hello Everyone,

There is a book published by a professor at Gallaudet University on this subject. I forget the exact title, something like Hollywood Speaks (?) - I've seen the book but haven't had a chance to read it. It reviews the movies Hollywood has made over the years and its perspective on deaf individuals. I believe it also chronicles the Deaf Community's own robust movie business.

I'll also add that you might want to include tv programs there - what about the current character on The Guiding Light ? Another movie I can think of is The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Alan Arkin played the deaf character. What was the name of the movie that just aired a few months back? Ann Margaret played the mother of a boy who went deaf as a teenager because of a car crash? Blue Rodeo?

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Subj: movies with deafness
Date: 97-01-03 19:20:16 EST
From: KPeters111@AOL.COM (Kelly Peters)
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Here are a few more movies to add to the list:

Hope this helps,
Kelly Peters

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Subj: Re: Breaking Through - Movie
Date: 97-01-03 09:57:49 EST
From: ckrepel@POST.ITS.MCW.EDU (Candace Krepel)
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>I would like to know how many movies have been made over the years with deafness themes. Does anyone mind if we compile a list? If you have one to add to the list, please do.>

Another TV show to add to the list is a very short-lived series called "Family." I think it only lasted for 4 episodes (Sada Thompson played the mother, if memory serves), but I remember it because the youngest of the 3 kids was a boy about 12 years old who was deaf. The best part of it was that he was simply a member of the family. It was the first time I saw a disabled person who was not the focus of the show (a la "disease of the week" movies).

And, of course, we can't forget "Mr. Holland's Opus."

Candy Krepel

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Subj: Re: movies with deafness
Date: 97-01-03 19:55:18 EST
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Thanks to all of you who reminded me of "Children of a Lessor God" and "Mr. Holland's Opus". I have both on video already and I guess I didn't think about them. For your information (in case you didn't already know) Land Before Time IV is released in two versions. The first is just your basic closed captioned, but the special sign language version (available for rental at selected Blockbuster Video Stores and ???) has Linda Bove from Sesame Street signing the dialog throughout the 80 minute tape in ASL without the cc button! This means you can practice voicing to sign; learn how to tell stories from a pro; and actually watch it in a noisy room (provided you are fluent in ASL reception!) I've ordered it from Blockbuster for purchase and they said it was $14.99. I'm still waiting for it to come in. Any other sightings of the tape?

Susan Carey
Interpreter

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Subj: Re: movies with deafness
Date: 97-01-04 11:43:30 EST
From: BradIngrao@AOL.COM (Brad Ingrao)
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I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned these yet:

Brad Ingrao

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Subj: HBO - Marlee Matlin
Date: 96-12-30 19:25:29 EST
From: pmoos@PLUTO.NJCC.COM (Philip N. Moos)
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From Hands On (New York City), they announced that HBO Original TV Film, Dead Silence (cc), starring Marlee Matlin will be shown on the following dates on Home Box Office (cable):
Time Date
9:00pm SATURDAY, January 11
4:15amSATURDAY, January 11
9:00pm TUESDAY, January 14
12:30am MONDAY, January 20
12:00amTHURSDAY, January 23
10:00pmSUNDAY, January 26
4:15am WEDNESDAY, January 29
Times shown are Eastern Standard Time. Check your local TV listing for times. In addition, you can check on http://www.hbo.com for details.

Uploaded by B.J. Lawrence/ Kent State University/ Deaf Education Major