Baby Steps: “The Mind of Mr. Soames” (1970)

John Soames is a thirty year old man who has lived in a coma since birth,  until a team of doctors, including an eminent surgeon, believe they have the answer to his perpetual stasis and proceed to awaken him mindful of the knowledge they will be dealing with a fully developed adult with the mind of a newborn baby. “The Mind of Mr. Soames” is intriguing more in the implications it suggests rather than in the ideas explored, yet it is a respectable representative of that brief flurry of cinema genre regeneration from the 1960’s through the mid 1970’s that is the modestly scaled science fiction film which, at least, had an ambition toward a pretense of being influenced by ideas.

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I've been a puppet, a pirate, a pauper, a poet, a pawn and a king, not necessarily in that order. My first major movie memory was being at the drive-in at about 1 1/2 yrs. old seeing "Sayonara" so I suppose an interest in film was inevitable. (For those scoring at home- good for you- I wasn't driving that evening, so no need to alert authorities.)Writer, critic and confessed spoiler of women, as I have a tendency to forget to put them back in the refrigerator. My apologies.
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