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Temple Grandin (2010)

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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Autism gave her a vision. She gave it a voice. See more »

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Parts of this movie were filmed at Southwestern University, a small, private, liberal arts college in Georgetown, Texas. See more »

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It is stated that Temple didn't speak till she was 4. In reality, she didn't speak till she was 3 ½ years old. See more »

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Temple Grandin: ...They'll be very calm. Nature is cruel but we don't have to be; we owe them some respect. I touched the first cow that was being stunned. In a few seconds it was going to be just another piece of beef, but in that moment it was still an individual. It was calm... and then it was gone. I became aware of how precious life was. I thought about death and I felt close to God. I don't want my thoughts to die with me. I want to have done something.
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There are photos of Temple Grandin (as a child, teenager and adult) shown beside the initial credits at the end. See more »

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References Red River (1948) See more »

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Do You Believe in Magic
(1965)
Written by John Sebastian
Performed by The Lovin' Spoonful
Courtesy of Buddah Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Thought it was terrific, but....
7 February 2010 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

I thought the movie was well made, and that Ms. Danes did a great job showing the confusion and terror that can accompany autism. But what really surprised me...was my husband...who sat and watched the whole movie with me and thoroughly enjoyed it! He felt bad that so many men that Temple came in contact with in the cattle industry were cruel and inconsiderate of her. We were both glad that someone finally gave her ideas a chance, and that her designs still are the standard of today. After watching the broadcast, I wanted to learn more about Temple and went online immediately and watched some old interviews with her. It made me appreciate the performance of Ms. Danes even more! My husband and I both wish heartfelt congratulations to both HBO Films and the real Temple Grandin.


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