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.
What made her different made her exceptional.
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Did You Know?
In a scene near the end of the film Temple holds the head of the first cow that's about to be slaughtered and reflects that it made her realize how precious life was and made her feel close to God. This scene was based on an event in her autobiography Thinking In Pictures which she describes as her first experience of intense religious feelings. See more
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
[Temple tries to leave the funeral
Temple, are you alright?
I'm leaving now.
It isn't over yet.
I said goodbye when I saw him, he isn't there. I've got him in my mind.
There are photos of Temple Grandin (as a child, teenager and adult) shown beside the initial credits at the end. See more
Featured in The Hour: Episode #7.84
From Here to Eternity
Underscore composed by George Duning
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