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It was disconcertingly close at times! hi there whats gist of this sentence?It was disconcertingly close at times!" TERKEL: And then the movie in which Robin Williams played you. Was that a pretty good interpretation of yourself? SACKS: It was disconcertingly close at times!
Sep 25, 2019 8:01 PM
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Michael has given a good answer. It sounds like Sacks was a bit shocked by how well Robin Williams was able to imitate him. (The reference is to the move "The Awakening," which is about Oliver Sacks, and stars Robin Williams and Robert DeNiro. It's an excellent movie, by the way, if you haven't seen it.)
September 25, 2019
As Michael says, it means troubling. Another word you can use is discomfort. Sometimes, when people see videos of themselves or hear themselves in a recording, they feel uneasy, or uncomfortable. Imagine that type of feeling, but applied to Dr. Sacks.
September 26, 2019
"disconcerting" means "troubling". It is often used in the context of close likeness. e.g. "I saw a statue of Arnold Schwarzenegger holding a gun. It was such a good representation that I felt afraid - it was like the statue was alive and he was going to shoot me. The statue was disconcertingly similar to Arnold."
September 25, 2019
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