My left foot the story of Christy Brown
(DVD)

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Published
Burbank, CA. : Miramax Films : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2005.
Rating
MPAA rating: Rated R for intense thematic material, language, and brief violence.
Status
Central - Adult DVD
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Format
DVD
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Language
English
UPC
031398137795

Notes

General Note
Based upon the novel "My left foot" by Christy Brown.
General Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1989.
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Some Buena Vista Home Entertainment titles distributed by Lionsgate.
General Note
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.).
Creation/Production Credits
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.
Participants/Performers
Daniel Day Lewis, Ray McAnally, Brenda Fricker, Fiona Shaw, Hugh O'Conor, Adrian Dunbar, Ruth McCabe, Alison Whelan, Cyril Cusack.
Description
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
MPAA rating: Rated R for intense thematic material, language, and brief violence.
System Details
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
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
Academy Award winners, 1989: Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis); Best Supporting Actress (Brenda Fricker).
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APA Citation (style guide)

Pearson, N., Connaughton, S., Sheridan, J., Day-Lewis, D., McAnally, R., Fricker, B., Shaw, F., O'Conor, H., Dunbar, A., McCabe, R., Whelan, A., Cusack, C., Bernstein, E., & Brown, C. (2005). My left foot: the story of Christy Brown. Widescreen ed. Burbank, CA.: Miramax Films : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Noel. Pearson et al.. 2005. My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown. Burbank, CA.: Miramax Films : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Noel. Pearson et al., My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown. Burbank, CA.: Miramax Films : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2005.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Pearson, Noel., et al. My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown. Widescreen ed. Burbank, CA.: Miramax Films : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2005. DVD.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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