I was upset at the governments stand on the disease because they kept putting it off financially. There was never “enough money” to screen all the blood because it was never a pressing issue until it was too …show more content…
Sanford, M. and Pillsbury, S. (Producers) and Spottiswoode, R. (Director) 1992. And The Band Played On. [Film] USA: Home Box Office.
Assignment 4d: Silverlake Life: The View from Here
January 18, 2013 Brenda Cruz
Group leader: Linda
Therapies the movie showed available to HIV patients included pills, nebulizers, medicine, etc. There was one scene where Tom was packing what looked like dirt but was actually medicine into pills to take.
The KS lesions were initially very disturbing. At first I thought he had pneumocystis like the lesions in patients in And the Band Played on. The lesions just made me feel more sympathetic towards the couple.
When the hotel owner made Mark put his shirt on, it was one of the most angering events in this movie. Mark was clearly sick and the hotel owner did not want to upset or disturb her guests at the expense of hurting just one. Mark was already really insecure about the way he looks. Being told to put his shirt back on at a pool is nothing but embarrassing. He even went as far as referring to himself as “ugly me.” Events like this are the ones he was referring to when he said there was another side to being gay that made people commit suicide. I learned a thing