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Temple Grandin (2010)

TV Movie  |  TV-PG  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  6 February 2010 (USA)
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A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.

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Biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who overcame the limitations imposed on her by her condition to become a Ph.D. and expert in the field of animal husbandry. She developed an interest in cattle early in life while spending time at her Aunt and Uncle's ranch. She did not speak until age four and had difficulty right through high school, mostly in dealing with people. Her mother was very supportive as were some of her teachers. She is noted for creating her 'hug box', widely recognized today as a way of relieving stress in autistic children, and her humane design for the treatment of cattle in processing plants, which have been the subject of several books and won an award from PETA. Today, she is a professor at Colorado State University and well-known speaker on autism and animal handling. Written by garykmcd

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The small rocket that Professor Carlock, the science teacher, launches to celebrate Temple Grandin's success (with the "perspective" room) is a model of the "Little Joe II", a rocket used to test the Apollo capsule as part of the Moon program. (Very similar to, but not the same as, the "Little Joe" rocket used to test the Mercury capsule; also do not confuse with the "Little Joe 2" rocket flight in the Mercury program.) You can see the model Apollo capsule and Apollo escape tower on the top of the rocket. Given Temple's interest in science, she certainly would be familiar with the tests, which were going on at the time and shown on the evening news. See more »

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At the pediatrician's office when Temple is four, her mother claims to be a Harvard graduate. This scene would have taken place in 1952. Although some women attended classes at Harvard as Radcliffe students, they were not given degrees from Harvard until 1963. See more »

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[Temple tries to leave the funeral]
Eustacia: Temple, are you alright?
Temple Grandin: I'm leaving now.
Eustacia: It isn't over yet.
Temple Grandin: I said goodbye when I saw him, he isn't there. I've got him in my mind.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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From Here to Eternity
(1953)
Underscore composed by George Duning
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
Under License from Sony Pictures Music Group
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Different and Great
7 February 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

If this were not a TV movie I would expect it to be listed as an Oscar nominee. The movie is captivating not only for the exceptional acting but providing us with a glimpse into the world of autism. Everything about this movie points to excellence: the writing, the direction, the cinematography and the acting of a superb cast featuring Claire Danes in what must be the role of a lifetime.

The movie is moving in its emotional impact without becoming maudlin. The pace of the movie is quick and takes us through a number of years in the fascinating life of Temple Grandin without losing us or boring us.

Temple Grandin describes herself in the movie as "different not less." I would describe the movie as "different and great."

The cast and the crew may well be in line for Emmys and Golden Globes. If so, let no one say it was because of sympathy for the subject matter. It deserves any awards it wins for the excellence of the production values.

This is TV at its best!


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