my brain is dying...

Trycia 2022-04-20 09:01:41

"Still Alice"
has been following this movie for a while. Today, I saw the release of resources, and even the raw meat without subtitles gnawed it down
. Julianne Moore is one of my favorite acting actresses. She's not very famous, but she's very good at acting, especially in some of the more depressing roles. She can perform well...
And the subject of the movie is Alzheimer's disease, which is based on psychological psychology. When I learned to talk about the structure of the brain, I realized it was not the Alzheimer's disease that we joked about, but an incurable disease. Just like the movie said: my brain is dying... It's scary just thinking about it, especially this disease It happened to a Harvard Cognitive Psychology professor and you can imagine what an unacceptable reality it was, so thinking of suicide while she was still alive was a logical consequence...
The whole story was told in a straightforward manner without any surprises Too many climaxes and dramatic conflicts show amnesia, and the out-of-focus handling of the lens is well used as if to make people see the chaos in the brain when the memory is blurred...

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Still Alice quotes

  • Dr. Alice Howland: Good morning. It's an honor to be here. The poet Elizabeth Bishoponce wrote: 'the Art of Losing isn't hard to master: so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster.' I'm not a poet, I am a person living with Early Onset Alzheimer's, and as that person I find myself learning the art of losing every day. Losing my bearings, losing objects, losing sleep, but mostly losing memories...

    [she knocks the pages from the podium]

    Dr. Alice Howland: I think I'll try to forget that just happened.

    [crowd laughs]

    Dr. Alice Howland: All my life I've accumulated memories - they've become, in a way, my most precious possessions. The night I met my husband, the first time I held my textbook in my hands. Having children, making friends, traveling the world. Everything I accumulated in life, everything I've worked so hard for - now all that is being ripped away. As you can imagine, or as you know, this is hell. But it gets worse. Who can take us seriously when we are so far from who we once were? Our strange behavior and fumbled sentences change other's perception of us and our perception of ourselves. We become ridiculous, incapable, comic. But this is not who we are, this is our disease. And like any disease it has a cause, it has a progression, and it could have a cure. My greatest wish is that my children, our children - the next generation - do not have to face what I am facing. But for the time being, I'm still alive. I know I'm alive. I have people I love dearly. I have things I want to do with my life. I rail against myself for not being able to remember things - but I still have moments in the day of pure happiness and joy. And please do not think that I am suffering. I am not suffering. I am struggling. Struggling to be part of things, to stay connected to whom I was once. So, 'live in the moment' I tell myself. It's really all I can do, live in the moment. And not beat myself up too much... and not beat myself up too much for mastering the art of losing. One thing I will try to hold onto though is the memory of speaking here today. It will go, I know it will. It may be gone by tomorrow. But it means so much to be talking here, today, like my old ambitious self who was so fascinated by communication. Thank you for this opportunity. It means the world to me. Thank you.

  • Dr. Alice Howland: I was looking for this last night.

    Dr. John Howland: [whispering to Anna] It was a month ago.

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