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
What made her different made her exceptional.
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Grandin originally thought that Sigourney Weaver would be playing her; perhaps not surprising given that she played an autistic woman in Snow Cake and is a brunette like Grandin rather than blonde Claire Danes. She is also of a similar height to Grandin. See more
Temple is shown watching a movie on TV and uses a remote control. This was while she was in grad school, early to mid 1970s. Regular home TV remotes were not available until late 1980s. (There were TV remote controls as early as the 60's, but they emitted ultrasonic tones. Commonly called a "clicker". Temple is shown using a clicker.) See more
I think it's time for bed, young lady. We get up with the rooster around here.
[Temple gets a mental image of them on the roof going cockadoodledoo along with the rooster and then she looks puzzled
There are photos of Temple Grandin (as a child, teenager and adult) shown beside the initial credits at the end. See more
From Here to Eternity
Underscore composed by George Duning
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