OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE – Cert 15
This documentary is at its best on his early years – the neurosis that struck down his brother in wartime North London, the reaction of his mother to the revelation that Sacks was gay. “You are an abomination,” she told him.
That trauma led to self-destructive wild years in America, hooked on bodybuilding, amphetamines and riding motorcycles non-stop for days. He says he was lucky to survive to write the books, and the Awakenings film starring Robin Williams, that made him famous.
After Sacks revealed he had months to live in 2015, director Ric Burns was given access to his inner circle in his New York apartment. The ending is truly inspirational.
As a friend says: “He gave a masterclass in dying.”
Read More: Hollywood News
Denial of any Responsibility!
AsumeTech is a News Source that Publishes News from its Editorial Team and the Automatic News Aggregation around the News Media. All the Aggregated Content you find on our site is available freely over the Internet; each piece of Content includes the hyperlink to its Primary Source. We have just arranged that in our platform for Educational Purposes only. All the Copyrights and Trademarks belong to their Rightful Owners and all Materials to their Authors. If you are the Content owner and do not want us to publish your materials on our Website, please get in touch with us by email – [email protected]; we will remove the Content from our Website.