Cinema: Right Spirit, Wrong Cause

WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY? Directed by John Badham Screenplay by Brian Clark and Reginald Rose

The situation, the overall dramatic structure and even much of the dialogue are almost exactly the same. But the emotional effect of the screen version of Whose Life Is It Anyway? is quite the opposite of the play on which it is based. One left Brian Clark's drama feeling that Ken Harrison, the promising sculptor whom an auto accident had turned into a quadriplegic, was tragically correct to insist, against all the established medical and legal verities, on...

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