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Limb & Spinal Conditions: Major Films  
TitleRaging Moon, The (1970)
Alternative/Original TitleLong Ago Tomorrow
DisabilityLimb Paraplegia
CountryUK
Length100
GenreRomantic drama
Rating2
DirectorBryan Forbes
CastMalcolm McDowell Nanette Newman
NotesYou're twenty minutes into the film before McDowell collapses with an unnamed disease. When asked in hospital what is wrong with him he says he can't remember the long name. The film is basically concerned only with a romance between two people in wheelchairs. It is pedestrian and plodding, badly acted and a cliched, ill-informed script. You'll understand very little about what it means to be plonked suddenly into a wheelchair except to feel a burning resentment against the world and be rude to everyone. (Mary McDonnel does this much better in 'Passion Fish') McDowell voluntarily goes to a home for the disabled where most of the occupants appear to spend their time playing cards or chess, and doing handicrafts. Some weak criticism is made of the sort of people who patronise such establishments and of the staff. The film spends much time on the supposed difficulties the pair have kissing while in wheelchairs and the arrangements to be made to get into the same bed.

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