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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.
Imprint Burbank, CA. : Miramax Films : Lionsgate, [2011]

Series Miramax award-winning collection
Miramax award-winning collection.
Subject Brown, Christy, 1932-1981. -- Drama.
Brown, Christy, 1932-1981. -- Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
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.
Alt Name Pearson, Noel,
Connaughton, Shane,
Sheridan, Jim, 1949-
Day-Lewis, Daniel,
McAnally, Ray,
Fricker, Brenda,
Shaw, Fiona, 1958-
O'Conor, Hugh, 1975-
Dunbar, Adrian, 1958-
McCabe, Ruth,
Whelan, Alison,
Cusack, Cyril, 1910-1993,
Bernstein, Elmer,
Brown, Christy, 1932-1981. My left foot.
Uniform Title My left foot (Motion picture)
Description 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
polychrome rdacc
Note Dual-layer format.
Based on the book by Christy Brown.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1989.
Special features: The real Christy Brown [featurette]; An inspirational journey: The making of 'My Left Foot' [featurette]; 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].
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 In English or dubbed French, with optional subtitles in English SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing), French, or Spanish; closed-captioned.
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 ; executive producers, Paul Heller and Steve Morrison.
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.
Awards Academy Award winners, 1989: Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis); Best Supporting Actress (Brenda Fricker).
ISBN/ISSN 031398137795
Publisher # 30485 Miramax Home Entertainment
OCLC # 820377442

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