Temple Grandin Reflection Paper
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Temple Grandin Reflection PaperReflection: Temple Grandin
Before watching the movie, I have never heard of it before. I never knew it existed. Temple Grandin is another inspiring movie that I have been glad to have watched. It deals with the autism of a woman and tells the inspiration true story of her.
Temple Grandin, a young autistic woman, is extraordinarily gifted. She has a remarkable connection to animals and a brilliant mind. This biopic follows Temple from her late teens -- as she struggles with both her own limitations and some narrow-mindedness in the communities around her -- to her startling first accomplishments. With the help of a supportive family and one progressive teacher, Temple tackles misconceptions about her condition, the sexism of mid-20th century America, and the rigid, insensitive methods of the cattle industry. Director Mick Jackson and his team use flashbacks, audacious visual effects, and the talents of Danes in the title role to bring the audience into Temple's world as she finds her calling as a game-changing scientist and as she ultimately learns to accept herself as a force of nature. Temple Grandin has outstanding performances, a commitment to telling an important and fascinating true story, and fine production values all around. It succeeds on every level and, at the same time, manages to avoid all the clichés, sentimentalism, and often quirky acting associated with many movies about autism and other mental challenges. he did not speak until age four and had difficulty right through high school, mostly in dealing with people. Her mother was very supportive as were some of her teachers. She is noted for creating her 'hug box', widely recognized today as a way of relieving stress in autistic children, and her humane design for the treatment of cattle in processing plants, which have been the subject of several books and won an award from PETA. Today, she is a professor at Colorado State University and well-known speaker on autism and animal handling.