Temple Grandin: The 2010 HBO Movie

As the movie begins in 1966 and since the movie has 12 chapters, we will arbitrarily assign one calendar month to each chapter of the movie and make a timeline of the events in the movie in that fashion.

Main

Arrives on Airplane

1/1/1966

She comes to Arizona and seeing the heat is shocked to know that people live here

Aunt picks up Temple at airport

1/4/1966

She talks about her favorite TV show named "The man from U.N.C.L.E."

On the way for the farm

1/6/1966

She is curious about the squeeze machine for cows and about the working gate of the farm

Meets her uncle and a worker of their farm

1/9/1966

She doesn't feel comfortable greeting people

Photographic memory

1/12/1966

She sees the worker and think that he is a cowboy because of his outfit

Hesitant to enter in the room

1/15/1966

She feels better when her aunt puts a sign on the door with her name

Sensitive

1/18/1966

When her aunt writes with a pen to do a sign for her room she feels nervous with the sound

Talks with aunt and uncle during the dinner

1/21/1966

We discover that she has colitis and doesn't want to go to College

Observant

1/24/1966

She can distinguish subtle differences, for example beteeen teaspoons and dessert spoons

Time to bed

1/27/1966

Her aunt try to give a hug but she doesn't like to be touched

investigate the vent

1/30/1966

After her aunt left the room

Ann talks on the phone

2/1/1966

knows about Temple doesn't like frock by her mother

measures gate

2/8/1966

wants to improve it

Ann calls her

2/14/1966

runs to Ann in an uncoordinated way

feeds horses

2/21/1966

tells Ann horses can see almost everywhere

sees squeeze machine

2/28/1966

becomes interested in a device that hugs the cows to "gentle them"

Mom arrives in Arizona

3/1/1966

Eustacia, Temple's mom, sees the gate that Temple fixed and the squeeze machine

college: YES !

3/7/1966

She wants to stay on the farm, but her aunt convinces her to go to college.

1st day at college

3/14/1966

Temple moves in her room in the dorm and is upset that she has no rommate

Mom's flashback

3/21/1966

The doctor recommends institutionalizing Temple because of her autism. The doctor blames her and says a lack of bonding with the mother may have caused it.

Mom frustrated teaching Temple

3/25/1966

It is difficult for Temple to focus on the mom. She is interested in the lamp. She seems not to listen to the words

French Class

4/1/66

She tells the teacher she doesn't want to study French: she prefers Sciences instead.

Photographic Memory

4/4/66

She shows her photographic memory abilities by recalling the whole page in french after just glancing at it

Student Cafeteria

4/7/66

The noise bothers her: she starts feeling anxious and she has a panic attack.

Sliding Door

4/12/66

She is afraid of the sliding door: she runs away, dropping the dining plate

At the room

4/16/66

She builds a squeeze machine in order to calm herself down.

Roommate

4/20/66

Her roommate comes out and she is surprised of seeing her into the squeeze machine.

psychiatric room

4/23/66

the doctor misunderstands her, linking the squeeze machine to something sexual.

The college takes away Temple's squeeze machine

4/25/66

Temple is very upset and goes back to the farm.

Back to the farm

4/27/66

Temple builds a new machine and wants to bring it to the college dormitory. Her aunt suppports her.

Experimental study

4/30/66

She insists to carry out a study in order to prove the effectiveness of the machine on others girls. She gives them a multiple-choice test to complete.

begins experiment

5/1/66

she wants to test how her machine works on other students

she fails her class

5/3/66

she calls Dr. Carlock

5/7/66

flashback to high school

5/11/66

we go back 4 years earlier to when she started HS

Gets excited when she knows teacher is a scientist

5/14/66

Dr. Carlock used to work for Nasa

Temple expelled

5/17/66

She had been expelled from former school

temple is taunted

5/20/66

sheis is laughed at when she spins on the swing

mom decides to leave

5/23/66

she sees Temple being taunted through the window

Mom changes her mind

5/26/66

Dr Carlock convinces the mom to Temple go to school there

different not less

5/30/66

The mom says this and the teacher agrees