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The Resource My left foot : : [the story of Christy Brown], Miramax Films ; a Granada film ; a Noel Pearson production ; screenplay by Shane Connaughton and Jim Sheridan ; producer, Noel Pearson ; director, Jim Sheridan, (videorecording)

My left foot : : [the story of Christy Brown], Miramax Films ; a Granada film ; a Noel Pearson production ; screenplay by Shane Connaughton and Jim Sheridan ; producer, Noel Pearson ; director, Jim Sheridan, (videorecording)

Label
My left foot : : [the story of Christy Brown]
Title
My left foot :
Title remainder
[the story of Christy Brown]
Statement of responsibility
Miramax Films ; a Granada film ; a Noel Pearson production ; screenplay by Shane Connaughton and Jim Sheridan ; producer, Noel Pearson ; director, Jim Sheridan
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
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
Member of
Awards note
Academy Award winners, 1989: Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis); Best Supporting Actress (Brenda Fricker).
Cataloging source
EV4
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Jack Conroy ; editor, J. Patrick Duffner ; music composed and conducted by Elmer Bernstein ; executive producers, Paul Heller and Steve Morrison
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R for intense thematic material, language, and brief violence
Language note
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
  • In English or dubbed French, with optional French or Spanish subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.M954 2011
PerformerNote
Daniel Day Lewis, Ray McAnally, Brenda Fricker, Fiona Shaw, Hugh O'Conor, Adrian Dunbar, Ruth McCabe, Alison Whelan, Cyril Cusack
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1949-
  • 1958-
  • 1975-
  • 1958-
  • 1910-1993
  • 1932-1981
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pearson, Noel
  • Connaughton, Shane
  • Sheridan, Jim
  • Day-Lewis, Daniel
  • McAnally, Ray
  • Fricker, Brenda
  • Shaw, Fiona
  • O'Conor, Hugh
  • Dunbar, Adrian
  • McCabe, Ruth
  • Whelan, Alison
  • Cusack, Cyril
  • Bernstein, Elmer
  • Brown, Christy
Runtime
103
Series statement
Miramax award-winning collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brown, Christy
  • Brown, Christy
  • Young men
  • Cerebral palsied
  • People with disabilities
  • Cerebral palsied children
  • Cerebral palsied children
  • Cerebral palsied children
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Artists
  • Dublin (Ireland)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
My left foot : : [the story of Christy Brown], Miramax Films ; a Granada film ; a Noel Pearson production ; screenplay by Shane Connaughton and Jim Sheridan ; producer, Noel Pearson ; director, Jim Sheridan, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Dual-layer format
  • Based on the book by Christy Brown
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1989
  • Special features: The real Christy Brown [featurette]; An inspirational journey: The making of 'My Left Foot' [featurette]; 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]
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn820377442
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (103 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
031398137795
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
30485
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1513341
  • (OCoLC)820377442
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
Video recording format
DVD
Label
My left foot : : [the story of Christy Brown], Miramax Films ; a Granada film ; a Noel Pearson production ; screenplay by Shane Connaughton and Jim Sheridan ; producer, Noel Pearson ; director, Jim Sheridan, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Dual-layer format
  • Based on the book by Christy Brown
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1989
  • Special features: The real Christy Brown [featurette]; An inspirational journey: The making of 'My Left Foot' [featurette]; 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]
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn820377442
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (103 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
031398137795
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
30485
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1513341
  • (OCoLC)820377442
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
Video recording format
DVD

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