What is the dominant physical stereotype offered in there images?


What does the word 'disabled' mean?


Are there positive readings to be taken from these images?
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                           Main stereotypes for disabeled character
- Pitiable & pathetic
- Object of violence
- Sinister or evil
- As part of the atmosphere
- 'Super Cripple'
- Laughable
- Appear as having a chip on their shoulder
- A burden to others
- Outside/Infereior to people in mainstream society

*Read P.26-29
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Scent of a Woman, 1992
The film tells the story of an American school student who takes a job as an assistant to an irascible, blind, medically retired Army officer. It stars Al Pacino, Chris O'Donell, James Rebhorn, Gabrielle Anwar and Philip Seymour Hoffman. It is remake of a movie by Dino Risi, Profumo di donna (1974), in which Vittorio Gassman plays one of the roles he is most known for.

The movie was adapted by Bo Goldman from the novel, Il Buio e il miele (meaning Darkness and Honey in Italian) by Giovanni Arpino and from the 1974 screenplay for the movie Profumo di donna by Ruggero Maccari and Dino Risi. It was directed by Martin Brest.

The film won the Academy Award for best Actor (Al Pacino) and was nominated for Best Director, Best Picture & Best Screenplay. The film also won three Golden Globe Awards including Best Motion Picture Drama.
Parts of the movie were filmed on location at the Emma Willard School, an all-girls school in Troy, New York.

How are disabled people represented in the film?

 


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