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A great film: Temple Grandin
« on: May 02, 2011, 06:32:02 PM »
Temple Grandin, it turns out, is an autistic professor of animal husbandry that has done a lot to make cattle feedlots and slaughterhouses more efficient and less cruel. It turns out that she sees things in a visual way that most people cannot, and has a rare type of intelligence that in years past would have been wasted in a mental institution.

This file shows what life looks like for a couple of hours as an autistic woman sees it. I thought I would dislike this film, but it is a work of genius. If you liked "A Beautiful Mind" about John Forbes Nash, you are sure to like it. Very effective cinematography.

There really is a Temple Grandin, who teaches at Colorado State. The film is available at Netflix.

The absolutely best thing on autism I have ever seen. As thought provoking as Rain Man.
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Re: A great film: Temple Grandin
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2011, 11:18:47 PM »
is Temple Grandin on Netflix?

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Re: A great film: Temple Grandin
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2011, 11:55:16 PM »
Yes, it is available from Netflix, I got the disc by mail, I don't recall if it is an instant play film. It was an HBO film, but a very good one. The commentary track has a conversation between the director, the producer and Temple Grandin herself. Most enlightening.
 
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