Question: I was reading about the partial face transplant that was just done in France, and I had a sudden flash to a movie I saw when I was a kid. It was about a woman who was disfigured in an accident and everyone said there was nothing they could do except this one surgeon. The thing I remember most was a shot of her mouth sewed shut — everyone says I'm imagining it, but I'm sure it was a movie.Answer: It probably says something about me that almost everything makes me think of some movie or other, but apparently I'm not the only one. The movie you're remembering (no, you didn't imagine it) is the 1984 TV movie Why Me?, based on the real experiences of Air Force nurse Leola Mae Harmon (played by Glynnis O'Connor) and Dr. James Stallings (
Question: I am looking for information about the TV movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, in which John Travolta portrayed Tod Lubitch. I need to compare it with a book I read for school. Please let me know if there is a website I can go to — I would love to know the history of the movie and what it was about.
Answer: You've got it backwards, my young friend. If you're a lazy student, the idea is to watch the movie and ask someone about the book, not the other way around.
Be that as it may, as you say, the 1976 TV movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble was based on a true story and starred Travolta as a young man born without a functioning immune system. Confined to a shielded environment that kept all germs out, he fell in love with a girl (Glynnis O'Connor) and was faced with the prospect of wooing her without being able to tou