Elizabeth Is Missing

Discussion in 'Books, film and music' started by MaNaAk, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. vannesser

    vannesser Registered User

    Apr 4, 2016
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    I saw casualty on saterday and some of the things Duffy was saying my ho as done with every one that comes to our house is acted me and tells me that tell him that
     
  2. PalSal

    PalSal Registered User

    I missed it. And I hope they will show it again. I thought about setting it for record, but then forgot. Bummer
     
  3. MaNaAk

    MaNaAk Registered User

    Jun 19, 2016
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    Which is why I hope for a sequel.

    MaNaAk
     
  4. Louise7

    Louise7 Registered User

    Mar 25, 2016
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    The TV programme was adapted from the debut novel by Emma Healy so I guess that a TV sequel is only likely if she writes a sequel (she has recently published her second book which isn't dementia related).
     
  5. AliceA

    AliceA Registered User

    May 27, 2016
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    Have all his colleagues rallied around to solve sitter issues :) yes, the behaviour is how some are but the help? How I wish
     
  6. myss

    myss Registered User

    Jan 14, 2018
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    I second this. I didn't know this programme was on, neither do I recall seeing it advertise despite watching the BBC often. It would be nice if a drama like this was coming on, that a note is put on the more widely used parts of this forum too as it could have assisted those getting used or having to come to terms with the illness.

    I only knew about it because a work colleague whose dad also has dementia told me about it, and I was just about to start a thread in the Dementia news/campaign part when I did a search and found this thread.

    If you have access to BBC i-player on your TV or via its website, you can do as I did this morning and search for its name and watch it that way.

    I don't have much to add to what has been written on this thread. What a great drama that was, I thought the symptoms and behaviours weren't too underplayed or exaggerated, there were many I could recognise. I was tearful at the most personal ones, like that 'do no go out' sign on the door, the telling to other family members "that's not your dad/granddad, it's the illness", the accusations of someone taking/moving something, etc. Glenda deserves an award for that, her act was pretty spot on.
     
  7. Moose1966

    Moose1966 Registered User

    Feb 10, 2017
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    Staffordshire
    Glad you agree and yes like you I was very tearful . My mum and my daughter are so close , so that granddaughter relationship touched me . Definitely needs putting on the front page of this forum not hidden away . If I knew how I would
     
  8. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
    13,552
    Ireland
    Thanks so much! It seems to work. I'll watch it later. I do find it hard, still, to watch things about dementia, but I know the book is brilliant.
     
  9. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
    13,552
    Ireland
    For anyone interested, another brilliant (but heartbreaking!) movie about dementia is "Lovely, still"
     
  10. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
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  11. Bunpoots

    Bunpoots Volunteer Host

    Apr 1, 2016
    3,649
    Nottinghamshire
    I've seen "lovely still" twice and I'd watch it again. Heartbreaking. Martin Landau is brilliant.
     
  12. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
    13,552
    Ireland
    I found it poignant, because my husband's symptoms would have followed a similar route, although not as severe. He always recognised me as someone he loved, although he didn't know who I was. But the psychosis and paranoia were there, until he was put on anti psychotics. And yes, I agree, Martin Landau was quite brilliant. And I also found Ellen Burstyn's portrayal brilliant, because we do try so hard to make everything "right and normal" again, don't we?
     
  13. Bunpoots

    Bunpoots Volunteer Host

    Apr 1, 2016
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    We do @LadyA . The first time I saw the film I it took me a while to realise what was going on. I was channel hopping and cooking at the same time and started it part way through when Martin Landau caught my attention. The way it was portrayed mainly through his eyes was inspired. Ellen Burstyn’s portrayal of the forgotten wife moved me to tears.
     
  14. Dimpsy

    Dimpsy Registered User

    Sep 2, 2019
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    Female
    Sorry to bring this back to the forum - I'm always a pace behind and have just watched Elizabeth is Missing; what poignant and mesmerising, acting, the programme was totally absorbing. Yes, I shed tears, the part that really upset me was the granddaughter, obviously adored her grandmother Maud, the shock on her face was heartbreaking when Maud didn't recognise her.
    My daughter's are very close to my mum (PWD) they both help with caring for grandma and display such patience, they make me very proud. They would be very distressed if Grandma failed to recognise them, something for me to remember for the future maybe.
     

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