The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57244 Message #1481570
Posted By: Abby Sale
10-May-05 - 09:02 AM
Thread Name: songs about disabilities
Subject: RE: songs about disabilities
Just a guess, but it's harder to be objective and to tell the story dispassionately. It's also harder to tell the story passionately without being preachy.
Biographies tend to give far better perspective & fact than autobiographies.
There was a movie, "Wits" that scared the hell out of me but aside from straight documentaries, I think the tale is better told if the disability is incidental but crucial, not central to the story. Eg, that of Hoffman's Ratso in "Midnight Cowboy."
Remember, no one wants to hear a Disability Song (Roll, me bully boys, roll ?????) unless it's comic and comic isn't what you meant.