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Where Have I Been?–Horrors of Malformed Men

Posted September 7th, 2007 by Anthony

According to a New York Times story (registration needed) Teruo Ishii’s 1969 “Horrors of Malformed Men” has been reissued. I’ve never heard of it, which is not surprising as I don’t see very many non-mainstream movies these days. Unlike when I was in my late teens and early twenties. I thought nothing of driving forty-five […]

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Love the Phrasing "…able-bodied and disabled"

Posted August 30th, 2007 by Anthony

This morning in our local paper, the Press Democrat, a columnist said, talking about the invitees for an upcoming community supper, “The idea is that folks wealthy and poor, native-born and immigrant, able-bodied and disabled…will sit and visit… .” I wrote to thank the columnist, Chris Coursey. When I read the column I was struck […]

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New Lady Chatterly's Lover

Posted July 13th, 2007 by Anthony

Another version of “Lady Chatterly’s Lover” is coming to the US after the San Francisco Film Festival and winning 5 Césars (the French Oscar). For those who’ve never read D. H. Lawrence’s book or seen the other, usually tawdry, versions, Lord Chatterly is a wheelchair user after an injury in World War I. As is […]

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Blind, Black, and Singing the Blues

Posted February 17th, 2004 by Anthony

KPFA, the Bay Area’s Pacifica station, now has a disability show. It’s Pushing the Limits. Broadcast at 6:30 PM on Sundays, it’s broadcast on the web and archived on KPFA’s web site. On Sunday, February 15 they broadcast a half hour show on blind blues singers, “Blind, Black, and Singing the Blues.” Please excuse the […]

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Triplets of Bellville

Posted February 16th, 2004 by Anthony

I’m fascinated that disability keeps showing up in different venues. The Triplets of Bellville is an animated movie from France, Canada, Belgium, and the UK. The primary character is the Grandmother. Her right shoe has a significant lift, so when she walks she makes a clumping noise. It’s a style of orthopedic shoe one just […]

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Freaks

Posted September 7th, 2003 by Anthony

Sunday, September 14, HBO is broadcasting a new mini-series, Carnivale. Surprisingly it has a little person, Michael J. Anderson, as the lead. Usually stories about people with disabilities feature an able-bodied actor in the lead role. It will be interesting to see if he is assisted by an able-bodied rescuer as is usual on TV […]

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