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Young Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution. Her inability to communicate has left her frustrated and violent. In desperation, her parents seek help from the Perkins Institute, which sends them a "half-blind Yankee schoolgirl" named Annie Sullivan to tutor their daughter. Through persistence and love, and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen's walls of silence and darkness and teaches her to communicate. Written by
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In the breakfast scene where Annie is wrestling with Helen it shows a candle cover knocked down from a table against the wall. Seconds later, when Annie somersaults out of Helen's grip- it shows it back upright in it's original position. As Annie pulls Helen back to get her spoon, the cover in on the floor again. See more »
The Miracle Worker is one of the great American films--a film containing two
justifiably legendary performances. Anne Bancroft's Annie and Patty Duke's
Helen become such living, breathing, feeling characters. We are of course
caught up in the story and the suspense of how all the scenes will unfold, but we are also captivated. These two stunning actresses make us embrace their
characters--much as they embrace at the beautiful conclusion of this heartfelt film. They are artists of the highest order--and the entire film feels like a great, piece of music. It has a wonderful shape, moments of intense feelings,
moments of peaceful repose, and is filled with rich details to savour--Helen
tossing about in the hanging laundry, Annie's rich Scottish accent, the riveting fight scene, the moment of Helen's revelation which is one of the most
emotionally satisfying moments of any film, anywhere. The photography,
exceptional music score, and once again--that amazing acting--makes this a
film to treasure.
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