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Uniform Title My left foot (Motion picture)
Title My left foot : the story of Christy Brown / Miramax Films ; a Granada film ; a Noel Pearson production ; screenplay by Shane Connaughton and Jim Sheridan ; producer, Noel Pearson ; director, Jim Sheridan ; a Ferndale Films/Granada prodution in association with Radio Telefis Eireann.

Publication Info. Burbank, CA. : Miramax Films : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [1989]
©2005

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Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  DVD MY LEFT FOOT    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Lobby  DVD MY LEFT FOOT c.2  Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Audio Visual  DVD MY    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult DVD  DVD MY    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  AD DVD MY LEFT    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Adult Department  DVD MY    Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  DVD MY    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  DVD Foreign MY    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Media Room  DVD MY    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  DVD MYLE    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in..
Series Miramax collector's series
Miramax collector's series.
System Details DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound; widescreen presentation preserving the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for 16:9 televisions.
Note Based upon the novel "My left foot" by Christy Brown.
Cast Daniel Day Lewis, Ray McAnally, Brenda Fricker, Fiona Shaw, Hugh O'Conor, Adrian Dunbar, Ruth McCabe, Alison Whelan, Cyril Cusack.
Credits Director of photography, Jack Conroy ; editor, J. Patrick Duffner ; music composed and conducted by Elmer Bernstein ; production designer, Austen Spriggs ; special advisor to the production, Gene Lambert.
Event Originally produced as a motion picture in 1989.
Audience MPAA rating: Rated R for intense thematic material, language, and brief violence.
Summary Born with cerebral palsy, the 10th of 22 children of a Dublin bricklayer and his wife, Christy Brown was doomed to life as a vegetable by physicians in 1932. His strong-willed mother's love and faith encouraged him to overcome this label. At age seven, he made a mark with chalk grasped between the toes of his left foot, the only limb on his body he could control. With this proof of intelligence, his schooling begins, and aided by his loving family, Christy learns to grapple with life's physical tasks and psychological pains. His courage and determination inspire a teacher, who lends support as he develops into a brilliant if cantankerous writer, poet, and painter. The astounding story of an artist who defeated a physical disability, degrading stereotypes, and poverty to fulfill his dreams.
Contents Original -- Complications -- D is for dunce -- All Souls -- M-O-T-H-E-R -- Goalie -- First love -- Coal -- Look after Ma -- Dr. Cole -- Eileen -- Triumph & heartbreak -- Putty on the inside -- New room -- Wake -- My own story -- Stay with me -- End credits.
Note Special features: The real Christy Brown [featurette] (5 min.); An inspirational journey: The making of 'My Left Foot' [featurette] (10 min.); Stills gallery [slide show]; "My Left Foot" [text feature by Charles Champlin, Los Angeles Times; David Denby, New York Magazine; Pauline Kael, The New Yorker; Elvis Mitchell, LA Weekly]; Sneak peeks (8 min.).
Language In English or dubbed French, with optional subtitles in English SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing), French, or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Brown, Christy, 1932-1981 -- Drama.
Brown, Christy, 1932-1981 -- Film adaptations.
Young men -- Drama.
Cerebral palsied -- Drama.
People with disabilities -- Drama.
Cerebral palsied children -- Education -- Drama.
Cerebral palsied children -- Home care -- Drama.
Cerebral palsied children -- Family relationships -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Artists -- Drama.
Dublin (Ireland) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Biographical films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Pearson, Noel. Producer.
Connaughton, Shane. Screenwriter.
Sheridan, Jim, 1949- Screenwriter. Director.
Day-Lewis, Daniel. Actor.
McAnally, Ray. Actor.
Fricker, Brenda. Actor.
Shaw, Fiona, 1958- Actor.
O'Conor, Hugh, 1975- Actor.
Dunbar, Adrian, 1958- Actor.
McCabe, Ruth. Actor.
Whelan, Alison. Actor.
Cusack, Cyril, 1910-1993. Actor.
Bernstein, Elmer. Composer.
Brown, Christy, 1932-1981. My left foot.
Miramax Films.
Granada Films.
Ferndale Films (Firm)
Raidió Teilifís Éireann.
Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm)
Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title Story of Christy Brown
ISBN 0788828738
9780788828737
Standard No. 786936151985
Music No. 22428 Miramax Home Entertainment
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