It is with sadness that I see Oliver Sacks, the famed neurologist and author of, Awakenings, and The Man Who Mistook His WIfe for a Hat, passed away. I showed Awakenings, starring Robin Williams, and Robert De Niro many times during the two and a half decades during which I taught psychology at Southwestern Michigan College. I do believe this film depicted the most stellar performance in a role for both actors. As with Dr. Malcolm Sayer's patients in the long-term care facility, it is so difficult to return to a premorbid state only to have it taken away so quickly...(to which I can attest from personal experience).
"Dreams come true when you wake up in them..."