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Drifting Away, Like Doctor Manhattan
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I’ve been spending a lot of time reading about autism lately, so this NYT piece on a slate of forthcoming movies featuring characters with autism or Asperger’s syndrome caught my attention.

But isn’t the great book/movie about autism really Watchmen? One character after another — savants, to be sure — driven by their obsessions, unable to make lasting emotional connections with other people, despite their best efforts to connect and identify with humanity?

From the NYT:

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Betty Ann says…

I recommend the film Mozart and the Whale. I don’t know how I found it because I don’t think I would have ever picked a Josh Harnett film. But, he is amazing in the role of a young man with Aspberger’s syndrome. The description for the film as a love story is simplistic. I found it insightful, richly complicated and, at times, so painful that I cannot bring myself to watch it again.

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