The Awakenings Movie Analysis

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CUASAY, JALEEL ANJELO, L. BSPT/ PT1-1 Ms. Peggy Anne W. Orbe, MAEd Movie Critique of “The Awakenings” The writer: Oliver Sacks (book), Steven Zaillian (screen play) The Director: Penny Marshall The Year the movie was shown: 1990 The movie "Awakenings" tells the true story of Oliver Sacks. What both the movie and the book convey is the immense courage of the patients and the profound experience of their doctors, as in a small way they re-experienced what it means to be born, to open your eyes and discover to your astonishment that "you" are alive. I cannot deny how this film moved me. I consider this as a work of love pertaining to the emotional situation of the patients who are suffering from post-encephalitis. This assures that as you watch the film, you are not seeing an…show more content…
Unveiling behind the curtains of science, the strong dedication to a human being, no matter how many decades of imprisonment in his own body, there will always be a hope. Dr. Sayer proved that they are really just children that fell asleep and they are still alive inside. I look up to his eagerness to help others and bring them back to life, reaching through music and touching through their hearts. The majority may laugh at him at first, but at the end with strong hope and dedication, miracles happened. I also learned that we have forgotten nowadays even the simplest things that matters the most and we can really find love the appreciation for work, play, friendship and family or simply we didn 't know how to live. It is really important to enjoy life and make the most out of our lives because we may have functional movement externally but internally we are also constrained of our own joy, beauty and wonders of life. Everyone is alive and has a life. In our hands lies the key for a more prosperous

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