The book Anne is reading to Helen in the opening scene is Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. See more »
Immediately after the Radcliffe graduation ball, when Macy is playing chess with Helen, he stands up startled over an outburst from Annie and knocks most of the chess men over. There is then an edit to a different camera angle and for the rest of the scene the chess men are standing up. See more »
I haven't seen this film in a long time. But I remember really enjoying it and that it surprised me how good it was. The production values are generally TV quality. On the other hand, the story is very effective and personal. This was a portion of Keller's life that had not been portrayed often. Mare Winningham and Blythe Danner seem ideal for these roles. I wish it was more readily available for repeat viewing.
I didn't know that Keller went on to such heights of education and socialization. Considering where she came from, the amount of normalcy that she achieved is incredible. But it should never be forgotten that this was due to Annie Sullivan dedicating (and to a large degree substituting) her life so that Helen might have one. What dedication! What devotion! What patience with another struggling human being!
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