Hey guys it’s me again, today I want to talk about how books and media have influenced the way we view autism
1. Christopher Boone, the Mark Haddon character in a Curious Incident. This book is an amazing portrayal of autism although it is not directly stated that the character has autism. The author says the book is more about social difference, But if I hadn’t told you what the author said, would you still have thought that Chris was autistic. Reason this is no.1. is because there is a theatre production of the famous book on in the Grand Opera House in Belfast in October.
2. Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man I am dying to watch this film, recently lent it to my best friend. must remember to get it back from her. It is quite a classic portrayal of autism, the strict routines, he is highly intelligent. he is hypo-sensitive to his surroundings, and only shows emotion when distressed. It is a film about growth and understanding between autistic people and neuro typicals
3. Adam – out of the for on this list this is by far the realist and most sympathetic portrait of autism. Beautifully written after the director was inspired by an interview he heard on the radio. The way Dancy acts with his fixation and mind-blindness is so true to how many on the spectrum react. Out of all the films in the world I would recommend Adam as you will find it hard not to fall in love with him
4. Dark Floors – this creepy horror flick is based around an autistic girl and her ability to defeat other dimensional monsters. Sounds farfetch’d right? but for a horror flick its rather entertaining, not to mention one of my favourtie bands Lordi are in it. though if your wanting accurate autism facts its not going to give you that.
Bit annoyed at Wiki. Dr Spencer Reid or Pretty Boy. is not mentioned to even be suspected of having autism, although its clear if you watch the show that he clearly shows signs of being socially awkward.
Right enough rambling. Thursdays post is *Take a deep breath and Smell the fresh air* Senses Series 3 Smell