An Oscar-Winning Short Film About Stuttering and Love – The New Yorker

“In rehearsals, we put all our time into making the stuttering authentic,” Cleary said. They studied tapes and came up with rules for the sounds Greenwood would get caught on. “We knew it had to be quite severe, for him to be quite isolated, to suit the story.” The character is so isolated, with such a haunted look in his eyes, that I wondered at times if real-life stutterers might feel patronized. I asked Cleary how stutterers have reacted. “We’ve had a really positive response,” he said. “When you make something like this, you’re nervous, and you want to make sure you do it in a very sensitive way.” And you want it to reflect true experience.

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Author: conniejjasperson

Connie J. Jasperson lives in Olympia, Washington. A vegan, she and her husband share five children, a love of good food and great music. She is active in local writing groups, an editor for Myrddin Publishing Group, and is a writing coach. She is an active member of the both the Northwest Independent Writers Association and Pacific Northwest Writers Association, and is a founding member of Myrddin Publishing Group. Music and food dominate her waking moments. When not writing or blogging she can be found with her Kindle, reading avidly.

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