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TitleSong from the Heart, A (1999) (TV Film)
Alternative/Original TitleMusic from the Heart
DisabilityBlind
CountryUSA/Canada
Length?
GenreDrama
Rating3
DirectorMarcus Cole
CastAmy Grant D.W. Moffett Keith Carradine
NotesAmy Grant plays Maryann a cellist who is blind. She also conducts a local conservatory orchestra. She keeps her eyes almost closed and uses a guide dog called Stacato. In the opening scenes she and others refer often to her blindness. For example: "just because I'm blind I'll get a free ride at the amusement park." "You say you're blind but personally I think you have eyes in the back of your head." Her blindness results from a car accident when she was 8 in which her parents died. There are authentic little touches like her wearing mainly flat shoes. She feels sculptures and faces (isn't this latter something that only happens in movies?) Into her happy, parochial world arrives a famous pianist. She falls for him though it's not sure he feels genuinely about her. There is talk about a corneal transplant strangely suggested to her via an answerphone message which adds "A good chance you could see." She is against it because she has already had an unsuccessful operation 18 months ago. Her corneas were too damaged for a transplant but now anti-rejection drugs have improved. She has the operation. Her pianist boyfriend doesn't turn up at hospital because he's too obsessed with his own ambitions. She has a full recovery but doesn't go off with him. Instead she choses Oliver(Keith Carradine) who has been lurking in the background as her very good friend for the whole of the film.

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