Briefly discuss how the reading material informed your viewing of the film.

Watch a fictional feature length film that either focuses on a disability/different ability or a main character has a disability/different ability.

After reading this week’s material and watching a film the meets the criteria above, address the following:

Identify the disability/different ability in this film.  What are the reactions to the disability/different ability by the characters?  Does it seem as if there is a Stereotype associated with the disability/different ability portrayed in the film?  Is it used as an important plot point? How so?

Briefly discuss how the reading material informed your viewing of the film.

Please choose a movie from the movie list attached.

Please use some if the reading materials attached to support your answers.

Provide references and movie details at the end of paper.

The films listed below are only a few movies that address disability or different ability issues.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Adam (2009)

Mary and Max (2009)

Mozart and the Whale (2005)
Her Name is Sabine (2007)

Rain Man (1988)

Temple Grandin (2010)

The Other Sister (1999)

The Station Agent (2003)

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)




Blind (1987)
Blindness (2008)

Blindsight (2006)

Butterflies are Free (1972)
City Lights (1931)

The Color of Paradise (1999)
Dancer in the Dark (2000)

Scent of a Woman (1992)

Wait Until Dark (1967)


Cerebral Palsy

Door to Door (2002)

Enter the Faun (2014)

Margarita, With a Straw (2014)

Music Within (2007)
My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (1989)

War Eagle, Arkansas (2007)



Children of a Lessor God (1986)

Little Brother (2011)

Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995)

Music Within (2007)

Sound and Fury (2000)

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968)


Dissociative Identity Disorder

David and Lisa (1962)

Frankie & Alice (2010)

Sybil (1976)

The Three Faces of Eve (1957)

Walking Madison (2010)


Down Syndrome and Other Mentally Challenged


Dance Like Nobody’s Watching (2009)

Educating Peter (1992)

Front of the Class (2008)

I am Sam (2001)

Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)

Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire (2009)

Radio (2003)


Locked-in Syndrome


The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)



Quadriplegia, Paraplegia, or Amputation


Beeswax (2009)

Born of the Fourth of July (1989)

Coming Home (1978)

Live Flesh (1997)

Men of Honor (2000)

Quid Pro Quo (2008)

The Bone Collector (1999)

The Men (1950)

The Waterdance (1992)

Whose Life is It, Anyway? (1981)




A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Benny & Joon (1993)

Clean, Shaven (1994)

Lilith (1964)

Shutter Island (2010)

The Fisher King (1991)

The Soloist (2009)

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