History Film / Awakenings

7th Jun '16 11:57:34 AM Mdumas43073
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-->'''Dr. Ingham:''' Most died during the acute stage of the illness, during a sleep so deep they couldn't be roused. A sleep that in most cases lasted several months. Those who survived, who awoke, seemed fine, as though nothing had happened. Years went by - five, ten, fifteen - before anyone suspected they were not well...they were not. I began to see them in the early 1930's - old people brought in by their children, young people brought in by their parents - all of them complaining they weren't themselves anymore. They'd grown distant, aloof, anti-social, they daydreamed at the dinner table. I referred them to psychiatrists. Before long they were being referred back to me. They could no longer dress themselves or feed themselves. They could no longer speak in most cases. Families went mad. People who were normal, were now elsewhere.

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-->'''Dr. Ingham:''' Most died during the acute stage of the illness, during a sleep so deep they couldn't be roused. A sleep that in most cases lasted several months. Those who survived, who awoke, seemed fine, as though nothing had happened. Years went by - -- five, ten, fifteen - -- before anyone suspected they were not well...they were not. I began to see them in the early 1930's - -- old people brought in by their children, young people brought in by their parents - -- all of them complaining they weren't themselves anymore. They'd grown distant, aloof, anti-social, they daydreamed at the dinner table. I referred them to psychiatrists. Before long they were being referred back to me. They could no longer dress themselves or feed themselves. They could no longer speak in most cases. Families went mad. People who were normal, normal were now elsewhere.
7th Jun '16 11:56:00 AM Mdumas43073
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->''Hello. My name is Leonard Lowe. It has been explained to me that I've been away for quite some time. I'm back.''

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->''Hello.->''"Hello. My name is Leonard Lowe. It has been explained to me that I've been away for quite some time. I'm back.''
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19th May '16 6:56:40 PM Nylsa
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* ThrowItIn: The famous shot of Lowe isolated on a rock off the beach was improvisation, partly because of the crowds that had gathered to watch filming.
19th May '16 6:55:51 PM Nylsa
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23rd Feb '16 8:55:08 AM rjd1922
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* [[{{TearJerker/Film}} Tear Jerker (Film)]]: The scene where Dr. Sayer watches the home videos he and Leonard filmed [[spoiler:showing Leonard's gradual deterioration back to catatonia]]
20th Feb '15 11:57:00 AM Morgenthaler
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''{{Awakenings}}'' is a 1990 drama film [[BasedOnATrueStory based on Oliver Sacks' memoir of the same name]]. It tells the true story of a doctor (Sacks, who is fictionalized as Malcolm Sayer, played by Creator/RobinWilliams) who, in 1969, discovers beneficial effects of the then-new drug L-Dopa. He applied it on catatonic patients who survived the 1917-1928 epidemic of encephalitis lethargica. Leonard Lowe (played by Creator/RobertDeNiro) and the rest of the patients were awakened after decades of catatonic state and have to deal with a new life in a new time.

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''{{Awakenings}}'' ''Awakenings'' is a 1990 drama film [[BasedOnATrueStory based on Oliver Sacks' memoir of the same name]]. It tells the true story of a doctor (Sacks, who is fictionalized as Malcolm Sayer, played by Creator/RobinWilliams) who, in 1969, discovers beneficial effects of the then-new drug L-Dopa. He applied it on catatonic patients who survived the 1917-1928 epidemic of encephalitis lethargica. Leonard Lowe (played by Creator/RobertDeNiro) and the rest of the patients were awakened after decades of catatonic state and have to deal with a new life in a new time.
10th Feb '15 10:56:00 PM MBI
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* NotThatKindOfDoctor: The film begins with Sayer showing up for a job interview, not realizing they're looking for someone to take care of patients; he's a researcher, not a clinician. He takes the job anyway.
21st Dec '14 8:48:59 AM redandready45
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** BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: But these people were able to enjoy their lives, and Sacks continued his success into the modern day]].


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* PyrrhicVictory: Even though the patients have been brought out of their catatonia [[spoiler: temporarily]], one patient is clearly upset about all the time he has lost.
--> '''Anthony''': [cheerfully] How's it going?
--> '''Frank''': How's it going?
--> '''Anthony''': Yeah, how do you feel?
--> '''Frank''': Well, my parents are dead. My wife is in an institution. My son has disappeared out west somewhere.
--> ''(beat)''
--> '''Frank''': I feel old and I feel swindled, that's how I feel.
2nd Feb '14 12:08:42 PM m8e
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Directed by Penny Marshall, the film stars Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/RobinWilliams, JohnHeard, [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Julie Kavner]], Penelope Ann Miller, and [[Film/FlashGordon Max Von Sydow]]. The film has a cameo from jazz legend Dexter Gordon (who died before the film's release) who appears as a patient, and a then-unknown VinDiesel plays a hospital orderly.

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Directed by Penny Marshall, the film stars Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/RobinWilliams, JohnHeard, [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Julie Kavner]], Penelope Ann Miller, and [[Film/FlashGordon Max Von Sydow]].Creator/MaxVonSydow. The film has a cameo from jazz legend Dexter Gordon (who died before the film's release) who appears as a patient, and a then-unknown VinDiesel plays a hospital orderly.
21st Jan '14 4:01:59 AM LongLiveHumour
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''{{Awakenings}}'' is a 1990 drama film [[BasedOnATrueStory based on Oliver Sacks' memoir of the same name]]. It tells the true story of a doctor (Sacks, who is fictionalized as Malcolm Sayer, played by RobinWilliams) who, in 1969, discovers beneficial effects of the then-new drug L-Dopa. He applied it on catatonic patients who survived the 1917-1928 epidemic of encephalitis lethargica. Leonard Lowe (played by RobertDeNiro) and the rest of the patients were awakened after decades of catatonic state and have to deal with a new life in a new time.

Directed by Penny Marshall, the film stars RobertDeNiro, RobinWilliams, JohnHeard, [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Julie Kavner]], Penelope Ann Miller, and [[Film/FlashGordon Max Von Sydow]]. The film has a cameo from jazz legend Dexter Gordon (who died before the film's release) who appears as a patient, and a then-unknown VinDiesel plays a hospital orderly.

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''{{Awakenings}}'' is a 1990 drama film [[BasedOnATrueStory based on Oliver Sacks' memoir of the same name]]. It tells the true story of a doctor (Sacks, who is fictionalized as Malcolm Sayer, played by RobinWilliams) Creator/RobinWilliams) who, in 1969, discovers beneficial effects of the then-new drug L-Dopa. He applied it on catatonic patients who survived the 1917-1928 epidemic of encephalitis lethargica. Leonard Lowe (played by RobertDeNiro) Creator/RobertDeNiro) and the rest of the patients were awakened after decades of catatonic state and have to deal with a new life in a new time.

Directed by Penny Marshall, the film stars RobertDeNiro, RobinWilliams, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/RobinWilliams, JohnHeard, [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Julie Kavner]], Penelope Ann Miller, and [[Film/FlashGordon Max Von Sydow]]. The film has a cameo from jazz legend Dexter Gordon (who died before the film's release) who appears as a patient, and a then-unknown VinDiesel plays a hospital orderly.
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