Awakenings is based on a book with the same title written by Oliver Sacks. It is about a true to life event that occurred in the late 1960s in the Bronx, New York. Robin Williams played the role of Dr. Malcolm Sayer and Robert De Niro played the role of Leonard Lowe, two of the main characters in the movie. The film about a doctor finding a cure for patients who survivors of a epidemic of encephalitis lethargica. The movie is a drama and biographical film.
Ambulo, Alyza Jessamine M. PT 11 Ms. Peggy Orbe Movie Critique of "The Awakenings" The Writer: Steven Zaillian (screenplay) and Oliver Sacks (book) The Director: Penny Marshall 1990 Awakenings is a 1990 American drama film based on Oliver Sacks ' 1973, it is based on a true story of British neurologist Oliver Sacks who discovered in 1969 a beneficial effects of the drug L-Dopa, a chemical that is made and used as part of the normal biology of humans. He is the one who administered to the catatonic patients who survived the 1917–28 epidemic
Also, Julie Kavner, John Heard, Penelope Ann Miller and Max Von Sydow was cast as supporting characters in the movie that helps complete the plot of the story and the completion of the casts. The story is all about how Dr. Sayer dedicates his time for his patients to search for answers regarding the disease and for his patients to be back to normal. The movie
Also, this film conveys deeper messages about human psychology, which greatly appeals to its audiences, who immediately get absorbed into the emotional plot and timeless lesson. In the movie Awakenings, the characters Dr. Malcolm Sayer, Leonard, and Nurse Eleanor Costello successfully expose one of the most fundamental psychological needs of human beings: the need to
This movie can be classified as having the genres of a Biography, because it portrays the doctor’s life; Drama, because of all the events unfolding in the movie; and as a Eulogy, because it serves as a memorial for those who had died. The story is about a new doctor and a mental ward at The Bronx, and his quest to find a cure for his catatonic patients. The story took place at New York, The Bronx around year 1969. The lead actors are Robin Williams as Dr. Malcolm Sayer and Robert De Niro as Leonard Lowe. The story revolves around a new doctor whom people call Dr. Sayer at a mental ward.
In 1957, he completed his psychiatry residency. He spent the last year of his residency at the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital (Howatt, 2001). William Glasser discovered Reality Theory (R/T) after studying the Freudian approach and was left with many questions. He wrote the book Reality Theory (1965), and a couple years later Schools Without Failure (1969). His approach to dealing with problem behaviors is to satisfy
The 2000’s was a very intense decade, with the occurrence of 9/11 which led to the War in Iraq. A year after 2000, HBO released a documentary named “Bellevue, inside Out” by Maryann DeLeo. In this documentary, the viewer gets to take a look inside Bellevue Hospital located in New York City, which contains a psychiatric institution. The film captures about 12 months inside the psychiatric unit in this hospital. The documentary follows both the employees, such as the emergency room directors, psychiatrists, nurses, etc., as well as the patients admitted into the psychiatric emergency room.
Name: Matthew Christian A. Griarte Course and Section: MLS 1-1 Name of the Professor: Ms. Peggy Anne Orbe Movie Critique of “ Awakenings” The Writer: Steven Zaillian The Director: Penny Marshall The movie was shown in 1990, based on the book of Oliver Sacks. It is about a Degenerative Neurological Disorder called Parkinson’s Disease, named after an English Doctor - Dr. James Parkinson, who published an essay about the “Shaking Palsy”. Dr. Parkinson described the characteristics as resting tremor, abnormal posture and gait, paralysis and diminished muscle strength or stiffness. It is a Degenerative Neurological Disorder because the affected part is our midbrain and it regresses over time. The story
Samantha Denise Sanchez OT 1-1 Movie Review Ma’am Anne Peggy Obre Movie Critique of “Awakenings” The Writer: Oliver Sacks The Director: Penny Marshall December 12, 1990 The movie “Awakenings” is a story about a doctor's extraordinary work in the Sixties with a group of catatonic patients he finds languishing in a Bronx hospital. Speculating that their rigidity may be akin to an extreme form of Parkinsonism, he seeks permission from his skeptical superiors to treat them with L-dopa, a drug that was used to treat Parkinson's disease at the time. It was Dr. Sacks' inspired understanding of this state as possibly responsive to the drug L-dopa that led to the opening of
Despite all of the differences that he and his father had; he told the most beautiful story that was the perfect ending to a fantastic movie. The impact of the marvelous acting skills was that it helps the viewer to feel the emotions of the characters and actually connect with the movie. Another example of this phenomenal acting is the way that the colors that the characters wore matched their personalities. For example, the people in the circus wore very bright and bold colors that represented their outgoing personalities. Also, Sandra’s appearance is soft, gentle and full of light colors to match her kind and loving personality.