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Scott Hutchins <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 6 May 1998 14:47:37 -0500
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They do not list _Mac and Me_ among them.  Although this is a terrible
film with ridiculous product placement of Coca-Cola and McDonald's (which
are significant to the plot), the kid who starred in it said director
Stewart Raffill cast him because he uses a wheelchair in real life, and he
did not want the wheelchair to be a prop used by a normally-walking actor.
On Mon, 4 May 1998, Jim Marsden wrote:
> William A Goodman wrote:
> > I'm researching the representations of disabled characters and the
> > scarcity of such characters in film, and was wondering if anyone could
> > direct me toward any helpful resources?  Thanks
> If by _resources_ you mean to include films that feature disabled
> characters, the Internet Movie Database gave me a list of 25 whose plot
> summaries include the term _disabled_. But you should also search
> _wheelchair_ and other key terms, as the list did not include The Best
> Years of Our Lives, Coming Home, Born on the Fourth of July, My Left Foot,
> Passion Fish, or Cutter's Way. Then there's Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove!
> (Maybe you'll have to revise your perception of _scarcity_!)
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