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My left foot [videorecording] : the story of Christy Brown / Miramax Films ; a Granada film ; a Noel Pearson production ; screenplay by Shane Connaughton and Jim Sheridan ; producer, Noel Pearson ; director, Jim Sheridan ; a Ferndale Films/Granada prodution in association with Radio Telefis Eireann.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Stan Getz Library DVD 5513 37684001075192 Annex Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0788828738
  • ISBN: 9780788828737
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA. : Miramax Films : c2005.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based upon the novel "My left foot" by Christy Brown.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1989.
Special features: The real Christy Brown [featurette] (5 min.); An inspirational journey: The making of 'My Left Foot' [featurette] (10 min.); Stills gallery [slide show]; "My Left Foot" [text feature by Charles Champlin, Los Angeles Times; David Denby, New York Magazine; Pauline Kael, The New Yorker; Elvis Mitchell, LA Weekly]; Sneak peeks (8 min.).
Formatted Contents Note:
Original -- Complications -- D is for dunce -- All Souls -- M-O-T-H-E-R -- Goalie -- First love -- Coal -- Look after Ma -- Dr. Cole -- Eileen -- Triumph & heartbreak -- Putty on the inside -- New room -- Wake -- My own story -- Stay with me -- End credits.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Jack Conroy ; editor, J. Patrick Duffner ; music composed and conducted by Elmer Bernstein ; production designer, Austen Spriggs ; special advisor to the production, Gene Lambert.
Participant or Performer Note:
Daniel Day Lewis, Ray McAnally, Brenda Fricker, Fiona Shaw, Hugh O'Conor, Adrian Dunbar, Ruth McCabe, Alison Whelan, Cyril Cusack.
Summary, etc.:
Born with cerebral palsy, the 10th of 22 children of a Dublin bricklayer and his wife, Christy Brown was doomed to life as a vegetable by physicians in 1932. His strong-willed mother's love and faith encouraged him to overcome this label. At age seven, he made a mark with chalk grasped between the toes of his left foot, the only limb on his body he could control. With this proof of intelligence, his schooling begins, and aided by his loving family, Christy learns to grapple with life's physical tasks and psychological pains. His courage and determination inspire a teacher, who lends support as he develops into a brilliant if cantankerous writer, poet, and painter. The astounding story of an artist who defeated a physical disability, degrading stereotypes, and poverty to fulfill his dreams.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Rated R for intense thematic material, language, and brief violence.
System Details Note:
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound; widescreen presentation preserving the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for 16:9 televisions.
Language Note:
In English or dubbed French, with optional subtitles in English SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing), French, or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Academy Award winners, 1989: Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis); Best Supporting Actress (Brenda Fricker).
Subject: Brown, Christy, 1932-1981 > Drama.
Brown, Christy, 1932-1981 > Film adaptations.
Young men > Drama.
Cerebral palsied > Drama.
People with disabilities > Drama.
Cerebral palsied children > Education > Drama.
Cerebral palsied children > Home care > Drama.
Cerebral palsied children > Family relationships > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Artists > Drama.
Dublin (Ireland) > Drama.
Genre: Biographical films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Daniel Day Lewis, Ray McAnally, Brenda Fricker, Fiona Shaw, Hugh O'Conor, Adrian Dunbar, Ruth McCabe, Alison Whelan, Cyril Cusack.

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