How did Claire survive so appalling a car crash while her face still looks ready for her close-up? It is a deeply saddening realization when Ken realizes he will never sculpt again. When his girlfriend realizes he will be a dependent the rest of his life she seems to be only subtly inconvenienced.
Emerson John Cassaveteswho believes in preserving life no matter what, and so tries to get Ken committed as clinically depressed.
Unable to survive without constant care, Claire is totally cut off from her artistic expression. Great Performances lbinstock 12 June This film is among the best of all time.
The idea that he is allowed to have fear and expression and control again gives him either impalpable joy or an ungraspable amount of fear and I thought this was the best part of the entire film. Having lost his kind of love and his kind of work, this strong-minded man refuses to accept substitutes--love without sensuality, work that is not sculpting.
Ken was a cunning sculptor, skillful, ingenious in the use of his mind and hands His talent is shown time and time again and his work clearly affects those that view it. Yet Dreyfuss plays Ken sympathetically, with feeling and wit, and part of us hates to see him win. Harrison and is not made to seem like an antagonist, as much he is a voice on Mr.
Of course, any interested viewer would. The creator of an art expressed in all its different dimensions, round in relief, imagery, symbolism, all vanished in seconds The movie deals with many hypothesis about the right to die However, being a hopeful future physician I would like to focus on the point of view of the administering physicians in this movie.
He plays the role with personality, ability and style dealing with the problem with absolute professionalism He wants him to live his disability as quadriplegic even feeling so down He breaks up with Pat and fights to be released from the hospital, to gain control of his life in order to stop the care that keeps him alive and unhappy.
The daunting role of Claire is performed commendably by Jenny Marconyak, whose acerbic jokes and witty banter brought the emotional depth demanded of her, captivating the audience from the opening scene and holding them captive to her plight as the drama unfolds.
Richard Dreyfuss is superb as Ken Harrison, a quick moving mind, true and clever, who displays unpleasant, troublesome realityJan 22, · Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Whose Life Is It Anyway? () / Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site?
Use the HTML below. Dr. Michael Emerson: Christine Lahti Dr. Clare Scott: Bob Balaban /10(K). Whose Life Is It Anyway?
is a play by Brian Clark adapted from his television play of the same title, which starred Ian McShane. The stage version premiered in at the Mermaid Theatre in London, and subsequently opened on Broadway in Dec 02, · WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY?
directed by John Badham; screenplay by Brian Clark and Regi- nald Rose, based on Mr. Clark's play, director of photography, Mario Tosi; edited by Frank Morriss; music by Arthur B. Rubinstein; produced by Lawrence P.
Bachmann; A Cooney-Schute production; released by M-G-M. It's six months later and there is no improvement. Mary Jo Sadler is the young, inexperienced, new nurse and Rodriguez is the veteran.
John is a friendly orderly. Dr. Clare Scott (Christine Lahti) is concerned about Ken and Dr. Michael Emerson (John Cassavetes) is the hard-nosed supervisor who insists that he knows what's best. List of Whose Life Is It Anyway? characters, along with pictures when available.
Dr. Michael Emerson Whose Life Is It Anyway?
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Whose Life is It Anyway? may be the only film in which a person's right to self-destruction is regarded as a happy ending. Not as depressing as it sounds, Whose Life Is It Anyway is perversely hilarious at times, with Dreyfuss at his acerbic best. The film was scripted 5/5(1).Download