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I very much liked this newer version. Does it lack some of the passion of the original? Maybe. But what it may lack in passion, it gains in clarity. Yes, the storyline is clearer. The dialogue is easier to understand. The goals of the characters are more concrete. The sign language is not as rushed. The stepson has greater depth. There are fewer rantings and ravings of the original's cartoonish father. Best of all, I feel like I learned more.
Having read the other reviews I was reluctant to rent this Disney version. But I am now happy that I did. And I hope this wonderful story is told and retold by future filmmakers - and I hope I'm around to learn even more about this remarkable student and her teacher.
This version from Disney is ok. The actress who played Anne Sullivan did good, but I like the original James (Helen's half-brother) better than this one. The little girl who played Helen in this version is not as good as Patty Duke, but she did well.
If I had a choice, I'd pick the original. But this is good to watch too, if you want to see both versions, even though it is MUCH different than the 1962 movie.
On some postive notes: The sets are grand and so are the costumes. Ms. Allison's performance as young fiest Sullivan can almost stand proudly besides Anne Bancroft's Oscar-winning turn as Anne Sullivan and Patty Duke's Emmy-winning interpretation of her. Do yourself a favor and watch the 1962 and 79 versions, ones that didn't rape such a gorgeous tale.
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Great movie educational my whole family loves it fast shipping and arrived in excellent conditionPublished 22 days ago by don't buy this game
My students in the prison prefer the Patty Duke/Anne Bancroft movie to this one.Published 2 months ago by Beverly Ann Paine
My daughter read the book, then we watched the movie, which brought the story to life. Great little actress Helen was!Published 2 months ago by Carre Griffin
Definitely one of my favorites, a good one for all but the youngest. It catches the attention, entertains, & it diverts the mind from our own frustrations. Read morePublished 2 months ago by ChateauJJ