The Last Hippie Analysis

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A 2011 American drama film directed by Jim Kohlberg, a script by Gwyn Lurie and Gary Marks which was premiered at Sundance Film Festival makes its directorial debut based on a true story and an essay titled "The Last Hippie" by neurologist Oliver Sacks, The Music Never Stopped is an adequately emotional look at the power of music therapy to trigger memories lost after brain surgery. The sentimental movie plays upon songs from the '60s by Bob Dylan, the Beatles and the Grateful Dead. A heart-warming movie where the generation gap between a father and son estranged by time and a severe medical condition, the sentimental pull of the film is hard to resist. It all begins in the year 1986, when Lou Taylor Pucci stars as Gabriel and the parents acted by J.T. Simmons who plays the role as the father Henry Sawyer and Cara Seymour acts as Helen, the wife of Henry and mother of Gabriel. Helen receives a surprised phone call from the hospital about her son who is in coma. The un-healed wounds between Gabriel and Henry disputes as he left home 20 years ago. Gabriel is comatose with a midline tumor both his frontal lobe till his temporal lobe. Due to long period of un-notice the permanent affects of the tumor have cost him his long-term memory after the operation. He only remembers the year when politics and music bitterly separated the once close family during 1968. The temporal lobe surrounds the hippocampus, which it plays a key role in the formation of explicit long-term memory

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