Review (DVD): Temple Grandin

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Claire Danes, Mike Jackson, Christopher Monger

5.0 out of 5 stars Six Stars & Beyond–A Mind-Altering Cinematographic Phenomenon, September 8, 2011

I bought this on the recommendation of a reader-reviewer at Amazon, shortly after I reviewed A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness. Normally I defer to other reviewers for something like this, and just do a short review for the record to join the other 100+ DVDs for smart people that I recommend at Phi Beta Iota the Public Intelligence Blog, but in this instance, I am not satisfied with the top-rated review; they do not do the combination of acting, story, and cinematographic representation justice.

I watched this movie twice, the first time on background (a second screen), suffering through very low sound until I finally realized that it is imperative to use the DVD software controls to set it on stereo (at least for my configuration–if you get very low sound it is not a defective DVD, you just need to run through the audio settings); and then a second time.

Here are some of the things I would itemize about what makes this one of the most extraordinary movies I have watched in my 59 years.

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