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Duke writes, "As you can imagine, everything about doing that play the second time around carried a terrific emotional charge for me...the years of wishing to play it, wishing to have that stature, the years of screwing up my life, and then this great gift, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, this moment of forgiveness for my transgressions. I thought I would die." Her dream role of Annie Sullivan resulted in an extremely well deserved Emmy Award; the perfect compliment to the Academy Award she received for her earlier performance as Helen. "I have to confess," Duke writes, "the Emmy I won for "The Miracle Worker" is my favorite acting honor.
In the original film, Inga Swenson and Victor Jory give overwrought performances as Helen's parents. Diana Muldair and Charles Seibert are more solid in this version. In contrast to Helen's parents, Annie does not feel any pity for Helen. "Pity? For this tyrant? The whole house turns on her whims," she says.Read more ›
My grand daughter had actually learned her story in the second grade. By watching all three movies, she could appreciate the different actors and compare the story from one to the other. It was good to see the story was the same with just a few changes because of the actors. But the story was the same, and Helen Keller was a fighter.
Because Helen Keller's life was near impossible to live and progress, just seeing the human determination in her, and because she was so fortunate to have Ann Sullivan as her teacher...she thrived and grew and developed into a very accomplished and educated woman. For all those years passed in the late 1800's and early 1900's...it makes a person think how much determination she had.
Patty Duke now playing the part of Ann Sullivan was entertaining and it is obvious she too was inspired by the story.
The story of Helen Keller needs to continue to be read or watched by all. It continues to inspire and help us realize just how great life is and how much we take for granite. Adults need to refresh their memories of the story and act accordingly.
I am hoping my grand daughter will stay inspired by this story and some day write her own report on Helen Keller in a future grade in school.
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Its true its not liked the original but nevertheless its was remarkable in its own right. Patty Duke did a wonderful job. For her it a dream comes true. Read morePublished 7 days ago by deborah hatfield
My 8 year old son and I rented this movie. It was very poor quality. We decided we didn't want to watch the entire movie - because of the quality. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Big Red Drew's Mom
I read the book first to my granddaughter thn followed it up the next evening with the movie ,Which I had watched years ago. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Raymondia Gentry
It's a very good movie. The actors are good, but I'm partial to the original movie.Published 1 month ago by Deb PD