Disability In Film- Classic Cinematic Stereotypes

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Memento [VHS]
1.  Memento [VHS] VHS Guy Pearce
The list author says:
  "Stereotype #1- People with Disabilities are homocidial and not very well adjusted to reality"
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Psycho [VHS]
2.  Psycho [VHS] VHS Anthony Perkins
The list author says:
  "Disabled People are dangerous and likely to kill you"
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Sling Blade
3.  Sling Blade DVD ~ Billy Bob Thornton
The list author says:
  "They are even more dangerous if let out of institutions"
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A Beautiful Mind (Two-Disc Awards Edition)
4.  A Beautiful Mind (Two-Disc Awards Edition) DVD ~ Russell Crowe
The list author says:
  "Stereotype #2 People with Disabilities have extraordinary abilities- If you are disabled you will be shunned by your friends unless you are brillant enough to win the nobel prize"
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Shine
5.  Shine DVD ~ Geoffrey Rush
The list author says:
  "If you are disabled you will be shunned by your friends unless you play the piano really really well"
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Rain Man
6.  Rain Man DVD ~ Dustin Hoffman
The list author says:
  "If you are disabled you will be unloved and institutionalized unless you can count cards and beat the odds in vegas or memorize old radio shows really really well"
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My Left Foot
7.  My Left Foot DVD ~ Daniel Day-Lewis
The list author says:
  "if you are disabled you are uncompletely unlovable- unless of course you can paint really really well"
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Vanilla Sky
8.  Vanilla Sky DVD ~ Tom Cruise
The list author says:
  "Stereotype #3- It's better to commit suicide than live with a disability or acquiring a disability is a reason to become an alcholic"
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Passion Fish
9.  Passion Fish DVD ~ Mary McDonnell
The list author says:
  "If you can't walk- might as well take up drinking"
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Forrest Gump [VHS]
10.  Forrest Gump [VHS] VHS Tom Hanks
The list author says:
  "If you are a disabled vetran you will probably be grumpy and drink too- not to mention Forrest- he's in the if you are disabled no one will love you unless you can run really really fast category"
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As Good As It Gets
11.  As Good As It Gets DVD ~ Jack Nicholson
The list author says:
  "Stereotype #4 Disability can be reversed by the powers of True Love"
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King of Hearts
12.  King of Hearts DVD ~ Alan Bates
The list author says:
  "Stereotype #5 Disability is just a statement against a crazy society"
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Girl, Interrupted
13.  Girl, Interrupted DVD ~ Winona Ryder
The list author says:
  "Maybe she really didn't have a disability maybe it was just the 1960s"
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The Piano
14.  The Piano DVD ~ Holly Hunter
The list author says:
  "Disability as a choice to reject societal standards"
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Scent of a Woman
15.  Scent of a Woman DVD ~ Al Pacino
The list author says:
  "While Disability add "drama" to films- think about all the academy award winners- what stereotypes do these films reinforce?- Do you know any blind people who can drive?"
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Flawless
16.  Flawless DVD ~ Robert De Niro
The list author says:
  "Flawless- tries to problematize disability in a more complex way- as a constructed identity similiar to gender, but it's still a if you become disabled you become mean, grumpy, and not well adjusted"
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The Nutty Professor
17.  The Nutty Professor DVD ~ Jerry Lewis
The list author says:
  "Stereotype #6 People with Disabilities Lisp, Fall, Spasm, Dress Funny, Talk Funny, and do Funny Things that Make Us Laugh- Glad this Guy is the spokes man for disability fundraising, huh?"
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Mr. Magoo (Widescreen Edition)
18.  Mr. Magoo (Widescreen Edition) DVD ~ Leslie Nielsen
The list author says:
  "Some people think it is funny to make fun of people's impairments"
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I am Sam (New Line Platinum Series)
19.  I am Sam (New Line Platinum Series) DVD ~ Sean Penn
The list author says:
  "Even in a drama the comic relief of falling down or talking funny adds flavor"
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The Other Sister
20.  The Other Sister DVD ~ Diane Keaton
The list author says:
  "People with intellectual disabilities just do the craziest funniest things! How about Benny and Joon?"
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Sound and Fury
21.  Sound and Fury DVD ~ Jaime Leigh Allen
The list author says:
  "Here's an example of a good disability film- For more great suggestions on Good Documentaries and Films on Disability check out http://www.disabilitystudies.com/videos.htm"
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Screening Disability: Essays on Cinema and Disability
22.  Screening Disability: Essays on Cinema and Disability by Christopher R. Smit
The list author says:
  "A book that looks at this theoretically"
$55.50   Used & New from: $22.19

Cinema Of Isolation: A History of Physical Disability in the Movies
23.  Cinema Of Isolation: A History of Physical Disability in the Movies by Martin F. Norden
The list author says:
  "Great Overview of the History of Disability and Film"
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Framed: Interrogating Disability in the Media
24.  Framed: Interrogating Disability in the Media by Ann Pointon
The list author says:
  "More Essays"
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Psychiatry and the Cinema
25.  Psychiatry and the Cinema by Glen O. Gabbard
The list author says:
  "Look at Mental Illness and Film"
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