Cinema: A Deadly Game of Nursing Care

MISERY Directed by Rob Reiner; Screenplay by William Goldman

You are a reasonably healthy citizen of this world, used to going your own way and having your own way. Suddenly an accident immobilizes you in bed. There is almost nothing you can do for yourself. All of us have at least briefly tasted the anxiety of this situation, so we can sympathize with romance novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan), flat on his back with two broken legs, a broken arm and multiple cuts and contusions, products of a car accident on a slippery mountain road during a blizzard.

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