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Autistic People in Film and TV

Discussion in 'Movies, Music & Television' started by Aspergers_Aspie, Apr 26, 2021.

  1. Aspergers_Aspie

    Aspergers_Aspie Well-Known Member

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    Steve Coogan remains my favourite. His portrayal of Alan Partridge is so apt when it comes to the spectrum. When I've watched Steve in interviews, it's very clear he's drawn a lot from who he is when it comes to AP.



    Mind you, from that list - Paddy Considine plays the lead role in a chilling British thriller film called Dead Man's Shoes. It's all about an ex-army soldier (Paddy) who wreaks revenge on a group of drug dealers who bullied his mentally handicapped brother. It's a cult classic in the UK, and rightly so.

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    There's a new Steve coogan Alan Partridge series beginning Friday I think on the BBC
     
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    Damn. I only know Paddy from his supporting role in Hot Fuzz. Thanks for yet another good movie/show suggestion :)
     
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    Thank you for posting this list. When I finally found out David Byrne was on the autistic spectrum it made sense to me that Talking Heads has been a favorite band of mine for decades.

    I appreciate and applaud any fellow autistic person who identifies as autistic in the public sphere. As such I appreciate Hannah Gadsby doing what she does. I don't find her funny at all though. Perhaps I should give her another try. I've only watched Nannette and have not watched her second comedy act. Is it worthwhile?
     
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    I believe it's the second series of This Time With Alan Partridge.

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    Johnny Lee Miller as Sherlock in Elementary, Neurodiversity is explicitly adressed in S2
     

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    It makes me wonder who else in Hollywood might be on the spectrum who either don't know it or do and have not come yet. I have my own inklings if who they might be...
     
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    The ethics of attributing speculative diagnoses
    Remains open to question.
    Moreso with Actors than the charaters they portray.

    Safe to say, that where People exemplify qualities
    recognisable as worthy of Respect or Compassion,
    or embody advantageous ways of viewing the world,
    then the identification is a valid one.

    If they're cool, there's likely to be a reason why.

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