When it comes to disorders like Asperger’s syndrome, we need more movies like Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and Joyful Noise – the former’s best picture Oscar nomination hopefully will only raise more awareness about it. It’s the ignorance of the signs of autism (including Asperger’s) that leads to teasing, impatience, frustration and intolerance…which leads to people afflicted with autism being bullied, beat up, ostracized and even fired.
Being diagnosed a few years ago, I decided I would NOT be open about it. Why? Because it seems in many cases, people would rather see you as your disorder, not as a PERSON. I'm glad that Joe Pantoliano created No Kidding Me Too, because we need to get to a place where we DON'T single out people because of things they didn't want.
Wow! It's a shame because in todays world, you a person has to jump through hoops in order to accomplish what really needs to happen!
Cookie-Chan, you are right on the money. To that guy, The media and celebrities absolutly have a big influence on adults and especially children. All you have to do is look around and watch the news. I have lived over 75 yrs and I have been able to experience how the world has evolved into so many non caring, and uneducated people. Today there are no morals or family values and I put that off on TV, all the multitude of games today that all kids think that they cannot be without. I guess what I am saying is, the world has the ability to make the change Sometimes itcan happen by a few influencial celebreties, TV as well as the media. Watch The Miracle. I also have a Special Needs grndaughter and that is a blessing, so Cookie is not alone.
A part of me wants Hollywood to hurry up with that movie on Epilepsy that I was talking about in my previous post but a bigger part of me wants them NOT to mainly because I want to be the one to make that movie. I mean, who better to direct (and even star) in a movie about Epilepsy than a guy who has Epilepsy. That way it'll be 100% accurate with no A list celebrities to act like they have a disability, it would be real, raw, disturbing and eye opening which is exactly what the people need to see nowadays. People are too sensitive when it comes to certain subjects mainly because they are too scared to talk about it but my argument is they NEED to discuss it and accept that it exists.
beauty and the beast is not the only animated kids movie to be nominated for best picture
No it won't it's stupid to assume a movie will change anything ever especially in an area like this. People are cruel, that is a fact, people will continue to be cruel. People are impatient, people will continue to be impatient. People don't understand, People will continue to not understand. To assume that any form of media will have effect on human nature is stupid.
By brother is an Aspie so more films like Adam (which most accurate describes and explains Aspie syndrome) and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close would definitely teach people about it because even though more people know about it now than a few years ago there are still millions of people who have no clue about it. I would like to see an accurate drama about Epilepsy (because I have it) maybe one movie focusing on the disadvantages of Epilepsy and thoroughly explain what it is, what it's like to have it and then at the end while the credits are rolling have short interviews with real people who really have it.
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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