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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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Biography | Drama

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6 February 2010 (USA)  »

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The movie received its Emmy award on Temple Grandin's birthday. See more »

Goofs

While Temple was watching a lion documentary, the lion sound effects that were heard when the lioness takes down a wildebeest didn't exist until the 1990's onward. See more »

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Jeff Brown: How'd you get on with old Don Michaels over at Scottsdale?
Temple Grandin: I told him I've eaten bull testicles, sir.
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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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Featured in 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011) See more »

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I Take the Chance
(1956)
Written by Charlie Louvin (as Charles Louvin) and Ira Louvin
Performed by Jim Ed Brown & The Browns
Courtesy of RCA Records Nashville
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Claire Danes better get a freakin' Emmy for this
20 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

I'm a parent of a child with high-functioning autism, and while my child's condition isn't nearly as severe as Ms. Grandin's, I was touched and awed by the portrayal in the film on a deeply personal level and as a fan of film.

Not once during the entire film was I able to sit back and say, unequivocally, that's Claire Danes on the screen. Not once, because that was not Claire Danes - it was Temple Grandin, or at the very least what we saw on the screen was %99.999 the character brought to life with an unbelievably immersive portrayal of Ms. Grandin by Ms. Danes.

I've seen those looks, those pensive stares filled with wonder and awe and fear but on a level so completely foreign to those of us who do not have autism. There were moments in this film I was looking right into my child's eyes through that screen.

Ms. Danes is an extraordinary talent, and while I've watched many of her films with interest, I will make it a point to see those I have not yet seen, and will watch with renewed interest and intensity those I have already seen.

Wow...seriously, that's about all I can say about her performance - Wow.


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