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I went to see "The Quiet" this evening

I went to see "The Quiet" this evening, and that was a strange little movie. It's a story about the impact a deaf high school student has on a family after she goes to live with her dysfunctional godparents after her father dies.

It reminds me of a similar film which starred Sara Gilbert and William Skerritt, but with the roles reversed (in that film it was the incomer who was "messed up") and less sex. I really wanted to like this movie, but I couldn't bring myself to do so if I'm honest. The whole family were pretty unpleasant and the incomer was just weird.

On a lighter not, I was in a bookshop when I saw a big coffee table size book of photography entitled "Fire Trucks in Action." To be honest that book makes no sense to me. I'm a huge fan of photography I will travel miles to see a decent photography exhibition, but I still don't understand that book. If it we a kids book, maybe I'd get it, but when it becomes one of those lush coffee table numbers I'm not so sure.



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Sep. 2nd, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)
Glad you mentioned this film because I'd not heard of it. I have a brother who is deaf and a father who is hard-of-hearing, so I'd be interested in seeing this one.
Sep. 2nd, 2006 10:23 pm (UTC)
I hope my comment didn't read in a way that made it sound I was connecting deafness and weirdness. I didn't mean to. The film is more about how people project feelings and emotions onto her and say things they wouldn't normally say to her because she's deaf.

Incidentally, as an undergrad there was a deaf student on my course. She taught me BSL. I could have a conversation with her using BSL by the time we graduated (though I still think I was 'speaking pidgeon signing' if I'm honest), though she tended to use me more as a translator.
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