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Titel Wirkung von Gammastrahlen auf Ringelblumen
Originaltitel: The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
Genre: Problemfilm
Directed: Paul Newman
Besetzung: Joanne Woodward, Nell Potts, Roberta Wallach
Kommentar: Aufgenommen in die Epilepsie-Filmographie von Kerson, Toba et al.: Implacable Images: Why Epileptiform Events Continue to be Featured in Film and Television, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16793571Fernsehtitel auch: ""Der Einfluß von Gammastrahlen auf das Wachstum""The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds: From the Pullizer Prize winning play by Paul Zindel, this is the story of Beatrice Hunsdorfer and her daughters, Ruth and Matilda. A middle-aged widowed eccentric, Beatrice is looking for her life in the classified ads while all about her is the rubble of an unkempt house. All she needs is the right opportunity, she says puffing on a cigarette. Poorly equipped to survive the vagaries of modern life, she has nonetheless always managed to muddle through. Ruth, epileptic and making her way through the rebellious phase of adolescence, seems doomed to make the same mistakes as her mother. Quiet Matilda, on the other hand, seeks refuge in her animals and her schoolwork. ""Jesus, don't you hate the world, Matilda?"" Beatrice asks her youngest daughter. The title of the film is also the subject of Matilda's science project at school and serves as a metaphor for the way life affects each of us differently -- how some are able to find opportunity in adversity and thrive and how some succumb when the burden becomes too heavy. This is the story of slowly drowning and grasping desperately for a lifeline only to find that there's none there and you must save yourself. ""No, Mama,"" Matilda says, ""I don't hate the world."" (Nell Potts, who stars as Matilda, is the stage name of Eleanor Newman -- Joanne Woodward's real-life daughter. She also appeared as the young Rachel in *Rachel, Rachel*.)
Jahr: 1972
Veröffentlicht: 00.00.0000
Land: USA

Geschichte der frustrierten Hausfrau und Witwe Beatrice und ihrer beiden Töchter, Ruth und Matilda. Ruth hat Epilepsie und scheint die gleichen Fehler wie ihre Mutter machen zu wollen. Matilda geht ganz in ihrer wissenschaftlichen Arbeit auf, bei der es - wie der Titel besagt - um die Wirkung von Gammastrahlen auf Ringelblumen geht.

Krankheitsname fällt, Expertenzuordnung, Nebenrolle, Epilepsiespielfilm

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