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Unread 04-21-2008, 09:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What are some good movies with deaf characters/about deaf culture?

I know Children of a Lesser God, and Mr. Holland's Opus, and one or two others. But anybody else got some names of movies with deaf people or about deaf culture?
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Unread 04-21-2008, 12:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You try IMdb.com?

Do a keyword search for "deaf".
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Unread 04-21-2008, 07:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I know Children of a Lesser God, and Mr. Holland's Opus, and one or two others. But anybody else got some names of movies with deaf people or about deaf culture?
There are so many movies that has deaf people in it and far few from it, There's few that are revolved around deaf culture.

VamPyroX has gave you an excellent suggestion - Search it up on imdb.com and you will get lists of movies that contains deaf people or regarding to deaf culture.

There's one that comes to my mind - "Love is never silent". I'd recommend this one.

Love Is Never Silent (1985) (TV) - Plot summary
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You try IMdb.com?

Do a keyword search for "deaf".
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There are so many movies that has deaf people in it and far few from it, There's few that are revolved around deaf culture.

VamPyroX has gave you an excellent suggestion - Search it up on imdb.com and you will get lists of movies that contains deaf people or regarding to deaf culture.

There's one that comes to my mind - "Love is never silent". I'd recommend this one.

Love Is Never Silent (1985) (TV) - Plot summary

Ooh thanks guys, I've heard about imdb.com but never really used it before, thanks for the idea, and thanks jolie, i'll look up that movie!
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Ooh thanks guys, I've heard about imdb.com but never really used it before, thanks for the idea, and thanks jolie, i'll look up that movie!
Keep in mind, the results of the keyword search varies on what is typed in. Some movies have better use of keywords than other movie. For instance, one movie might have a 30 second scene of a deaf guy running in, signs out a bad word, then runs off. Yet, they add "deaf" as one of the keywords in the movie. Was it really a deaf-related movie? Not really.

Whatever results you get, read the synopsis to get a better idea of whether the movie is really deaf-related or not.
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thanks, i'll keep that in mind!
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iv heard sweet nothings in my ear is good. I havnt found sumwher 2 get it tho
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'The heart is a lonely hunter' , it is about two deaf men that are friends.
I love this movie and book.
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There's one recent ASL film about bigfoot or something. Cannot remember.
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There's one recent ASL film about bigfoot or something. Cannot remember.
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Sooo I read this thread first, and then watched Mr. Holland's Opus. The part where they're talking to the audiologist when their son was being diagnosed was almost exactly like our experience with our own son's diagnosis. Except with women. Hahahahahaha....
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Yep, that's the one.
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I know Children of a Lesser God, and Mr. Holland's Opus, and one or two others. But anybody else got some names of movies with deaf people or about deaf culture?
Check out "Signs of the Time" a film that investigates Deaf Culture impact on baseball around the turn of the century and William "Dummy" Hoy, a Deaf major-leaguer from 1888-1902.

Signs of the Time: The Myth, The Mystery, The Legend of Baseball's Greatest Innovation
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I know Children of a Lesser God, and Mr. Holland's Opus, and one or two others. But anybody else got some names of movies with deaf people or about deaf culture?

There's a new movie called "Hamill the movie"

Orphan (2009), Deaf daughter.
Orphan (2009) - IMDb

Sound and Fury (In my opinion, I don't like this movie).
Sound and Fury (2000) - IMDb

Through Your Eyes (This movie is a Documentary)
Through Your Eyes (2007) - IMDb
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GREAT MOVIE: "See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary" (2010)
This inspirational documentary follows four deaf entertainers: a comic, drummer, actor and a singer as they attempt to cross over to mainstream audiences. These uniquely talented entertainers overcome great challenges to celebrate success.
Netflix has it steaming BTW :-)
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IMO, ( ) the best deaf film is the deaf acted, deaf produced AS: film titled: "Lexie Cannes." It is showing next week June 25th in Amsterdam!

Program book: Deaf in the Picture 2011 Programmaboekje - Powered By Publitas

Film's website: Lexie Cannes, a feature film with TG, deaf and ASL themes.
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here is a list:

http://www.johnlubotsky.com/deafcinema/
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"And Your Name is Jonah" a 70s movie starring Sally Struthers as the mother. Excellent movie.
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"And Your Name is Jonah" a 70s movie starring Sally Struthers as the mother. Excellent movie.
Just checked both my libraries online for that, and neither has it. Darn!
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Hamil the movie is good.. but I love Orphan.
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My lecturer recommended to my class to watch "My Song" on youtube (if you type "my song sign language" it brings it up) - it's beautiful and sad. a 25min movie about a HOH girl who feels unaccepted both in the hearing and deaf world. (in BSL)

I was also recommended to watch Quiet Signs of Love (auslan) about a hearing boy and a deaf girl in love... So far there is 2 eps (I've only watched the 1st one) and it's beautiful!
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Just checked both my libraries online for that, and neither has it. Darn!
If you have Netflix, it is available for streaming online.
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Just checked both my libraries online for that, and neither has it. Darn!
You can buy the movie. It was a movie made for TV in 1979 I just checked it out on line. Your library may buy it if they have enough people asking for it.
Amazon.com: And Your Name Is Jonah: Sally Struthers, James Woods, Randee Heller, Titos Vandis: Instant Video Amazon.com: And Your Name Is Jonah: Sally Struthers, James Woods, Randee Heller, Titos Vandis: Instant Video
My sister heard of a case like this, it was girl that the doctors said was retarded and her parents put her in a ward .Someone finally realize the girl was deaf!! WTF is wrong with people!
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You can buy the movie. It was a movie made for TV in 1979 I just checked it out on line. Your library may buy it if they have enough people asking for it.
Amazon.com: And Your Name Is Jonah: Sally Struthers, James Woods, Randee Heller, Titos Vandis: Instant Video
My sister heard of a case like this, it was girl that the doctors said was retarded and her parents put her in a ward .Someone finally realize the girl was deaf!! WTF is wrong with people!
I do not buy very many movies. I get the majority from the library. I only buy specific ones that are for the family.

I also do not subscribe to NetFlix or use the crappy RedBox stuff. Money being very tight and in a tight budget to allow us to get our own home, dictates that I not buy any movies, books or such.
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Beyond Silence is a fantastic German film (English subtitles) about the young hearing daughter of deaf parents. When her aunt gives her a clarinet she finds that she has a talent for it and this eventually causes some issues with her parents. The actors portraying the parents are themselves deaf, one German and one French. Netflix has it on DVD. I don't know other sources.
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Yeah, being on a tight budget is NOT fun. Hopefully, you can find a way to get to see it. I just watched it (referring to: And Your Name is Jonah) last evening. Tears were running down my cheeks at the end when Jonah finally was taught how to sign.
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There's other one but I don't want people to view it as the Oralism only-AG Bell stuff as what I was feeling some sorts of it from my own view in this movie. But well...it depends on what your perspective in this movie.

Amy (1981)

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There had parts in the scene of Deaf children where Diane Keaton played as the teacher of the deaf.

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