Try something right now at your computer. Try to forget, well...everything. Everything you ever seen, heard, knew...loved. Now, put your fingers in your ears and close your eyes and imagine what you would think the world was like. Total darkness and silence...also known as hell.
OK, open your eyes and take your fingers out of your ears...you look ridiculous.
It's hard to imagine that there are people on this earth who live like this everyday isn't it? It may be even more difficult to imagine that folks like this can have jobs, understand current issues, vote, fall in love, love pizza just like you and me!
The movie that we will be reviewing today my good friends, which is true for those that don't know, is quite honestly one of the most amazing stories of all time...the story of Hellen Keller in The Miracle Worker. However, sometimes I'm not sure which is more amazing Hellen Keller or the determined teacher Annie Sullivan (played by Anne Bancroft in the film). 'Cause folks they don't make teachers and may not make people anymore who were as patient as that gal, let me tell ya'!
Keller, who would be 128 this month, probably would not agree with yours truly that her story would be conservative (apparently she was kinda of a lib). However, Keller's story is an All-American story of faith, patience, hard work and the ultimate love...do we still do that? You bet!
This would be a great family film to watch, so round up the kids for this one! Here is the movie review below from IMDb.
Young Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution. Her inability to communicate has left her frustrated and violent. In desperation, her parents seek help from the Perkins Institute, which sends them a "half-blind Yankee schoolgirl" named Annie Sullivan to tutor their daughter. Through persistence and love, and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen's walls of silence and darkness and teaches her to communicate.
Here is the trailer.
Patty Duke did an awesome job in this flick folks!