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
BALLERDA, CHRISTINE JANE B. OT 1-1 LABRADOR, KATHRYN MAE J. MS. PEGGY ANNE OBRE Movie Critique of “Awakenings” The Writer: Dr. Oliver Sacks The Director: Penny Marshall The Year the movie was shown. (Any relevant situation that triggers the writing of the script) December 22, 1990 1 The movie is based on a true story. It is from the book of Dr. Oliver Sacks entitled “Awakenings.” The movie focused on the journey of finding cure to Parkinson’s disease-like named Encephalitis which is epidemic during the settings of the movie. Dr. Sacks found a drug to cure this catatonic disease which lead to a surprising outcome. 2 The movie happened in New York in 1969.
This also displays the hospital’s interest in money rather than the patients’ treatment, which may be applicable in companies, institutions, or organizations in reality. There would be no change if someone did not care enough to find a way. Most of all, it presents to us that the human spirit is the one that conquers. The aspiring neurologists and doctors will like this film, inspiring them to really work hard. I recommend it to the doctors today so they may be reminded why they chose this course.
What I liked in this movie is the only one that Dr. Sayer did not give up Leonard Lowe from his condition. Even if the mother says Leonard is losing but Dr. Sayer saw the spirit of fighting. This is the great discovery in the opening scenes of "Awakenings," preparing the way for sequences of enormous joy and heartbreak, as the patients are "awakened" to a personal freedom they had lost all hope of ever again experiencing. And I liked about Dr. Sayer on giving hope to the patients, giving his smiles and the courage of his ability. And the other hand I liked about Leonard who did not give up on his condition, Yes he saw the changes but he decided to live and start over
Also I recommend this to students taking up medicine; because Dr. Sayer is a good example or role model. I do not recommend this to people who gets bored easily and has no appreciation in classics. The MPAA rating of the film is PG – 13. My final word on the film that it is definitely a must watch movie. Because of the lessons it shares, the positive messages, the moving story and the fact that it is a based on a true 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
Awakening is a book written by Oliver Sacks, a professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University. The book was then made into a movie in 1990 starring Robin Williams and Robin De Niro as the main characters. Watching the movie gives you a feeling of sympathy to every patients that was shown in the movie. After seeing the movie, you 'll realize how a doctor changes a patients suffering and how a patient finally been able to met his/her goal to improve their disabilities and difficulties. The movie gives a new life to every patient suffering Parkinson 's disease just like how Leonard suffered from the movie with the help of an outstanding phsycian, Dr. Sayer, who believes that his patients can be cured with L-Dopa dosage.
Adler saw people as forward moving, social being who are motivated by goals they set both consciously and unconsciously for the future. People are ultimately responsible for their own unique style of life. As such his theory speaks highly on free choice, social influences, and uniqueness. When Pauline cooper was introduced to the medication that could change her life, she could say no but she wanted a better life for herself and her daughter. She was motivated by their love to get well and she got to the realization that she needs to get help.
Then learn how to emphaty towards people. In the movie, Patch was really understand his patients and try to drag out of their missery. He always try to make a cheerful athmospher with his humoral side. A doctor also should have a great attitude towards everyones. In the movie, doctor was seem as a honorable state in
If we let the patients know that they can fulfil their dream after their conditions get better, they will have the willpower to continue their treatment. Furthermore, they will open up and reconnect with people. I had learnt a lot from Patch Adam. It delivers the message of patient-centered approach which is important to the practice of pharmaceutical care and to me. As a future care provider, I will put patient as my first concern and spend time with patients, talk to them patiently to improve their quality of life.