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Children of a lesser god
(LSDHH DVD)

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Published:
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Video, c2000.
Format:
LSDHH DVD
Edition:
Widescreen.
Physical Desc:
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Rating:
MPAA rating: R.
Status:
LSDHH - Adult Movie has 2
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Description
Children of a Lesser God is a love story about a speech teacher who falls for a beautiful yet distant deaf girl in a small New England school for the deaf, and the obstacles that they face due to their differences. William Hurt plays James Leeds, a renegade teacher with an unconventional approach to education and a resume that includes stints as a bartender and a disk jockey. Upon his arrival, he is warned by school administrator Dr. Franklin (Philip Bosco) not to get creative with his instruction. Naturally, Leeds already has his mind set on his teaching plan and proceeds to play loud rock music in class in order to teach the students to feel the vibrations of the music and get them to try to speak phonetically. But a new element enters his life when he meets the attractive custodian, Sarah (Marlee Matlin). An exceptionally intelligent yet extremely bitter young woman, Sarah is a graduate of the school who has decided to remain there, in the confines of her world of silence; it's safer for her to be with her own "people" than to face what she perceives as a cruel and uncaring world. She hardly seems interested in James and will only communicate with him through signing, although she can read lips and even speak a little. James learns from Sarah's mother (Piper Laurie) that Sarah was sexually molested as a teenager; this explains why she is so wary of his attempts to form a relationship with her and why she is so full of fear. Eventually, James does get through to Sarah and the two fall in love, although both have to learn new ways to communicate their feelings. Though it seldom resembles the Mark Medoff play on which it was based, this directing debut from Randa Haines won an Best Actress Oscar for Matlin, for her first screen performance. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi
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Language:
English
ISBN:
0792169719 (clamshell), 9780792169710
UPC:
097360183948, 00097360183948

Notes

General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1986.
General Note
Based on the play by Mark Medoff.
General Note
Features: interactive menus, scene selection and theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, John Seale; production design, Gene Callahan; editor, Lisa Fruchtman; music, Micahel Convertino.
Participants/Performers
William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie, Philip Bosco.
Description
A passionate love develops between a special education teacher and his beautiful deaf student.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: R.
System Details
DVD Dolby digital mono.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
For private home use only.
Language
With English and French tracks.
Language
Closed-captioned.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Haines, R., Hurt, W., Matlin, M., Laurie, P., & Medoff, M. H. (2000). Children of a lesser god. Widescreen. Hollywood, Calif.: Paramount Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Randa. Haines et al.. 2000. Children of a Lesser God. Hollywood, Calif.: Paramount Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Randa. Haines et al., Children of a Lesser God. Hollywood, Calif.: Paramount Home Video, 2000.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Haines, Randa., et al. Children of a Lesser God. Widescreen. Hollywood, Calif.: Paramount Home Video, 2000.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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