autistic savant


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autistic savant

n.
A person with savant syndrome.
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bad WEDNESDAY Mercury Rising 9pm, Film4 Bruce Willis stars in a decent thiller as an FBI agent assigned to protect a nine-year-old autistic savant.
1 X+Y Tonight, BBC2, 9pm THIS bittersweet drama follows Nathan (Asa Butterfield), an autistic savant teenager, who struggles to connect emotionally with people around him, including his mother Julie (Sally Hawkins), and seeks comfort complex mathematics.
The film was criticised for rehashing the autistic savant trope that Hollywood films love to revist.
To be fair, Affleck the actor has his fans -- yet it's only in The Accountant that he really exploits that blankness, playing an autistic savant with submerged emotions and no real interest in people.
The Suskind family had only one reference for autism: Rain Man, the 1988 movie starring Dustin Hoffman as a phonebook-memorizing, obsessive autistic savant who had spent his life in a mental institution until his long-lost brother, portrayed by Tom Cruise, rescued him.
The Academy Award-winning movie Rain Man, introduced the term, "savant," to the mainstream in 1988 when actor Dustin Hoffman portrayed autistic savant Raymond Babbit.
99) AUTISTIC savant teen Nathan (Asa Butterfield) struggles to connect with people in this bittersweet drama.
Nathan (Asa Butterfield) is an autistic savant teen, who can't connect emotionally with people, including his mother Julie (Sally Hawkins).
NATHAN (Asa Butterfield) is an autistic savant teenager, who struggles to connect emotionally with people around him including his caring mother, Julie (Sally Hawkins).
X+Y (12) NATHAN (Asa Butterfield) is an autistic savant teenager, who struggles to connect emotionally with people around him including his caring mother, Julie (Sally Hawkins).
Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant
An Autistic Savant, William is the novel's loyal and disarmingly insightful hero.