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Bates' history - otto - 12-08-2008

Does anyone know, is the Emily in this story the same Emily Dr. Bates hired for his clinic and married?
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Re: Bates' history - otto - 12-10-2008

Seriously, if you were Bates, wouldn't you want this girl working with you in the clinic. She seems a natural talent.
Bates life is so fascinating. If rights could be obtained, there is a great book or movie to be made of it. Of course, liberties would have to be taken with with much of the obscure parts such as his disappearance, but most biographical stories stray pretty far from the documented truth.
If there was a movie, who would you folks cast as Bates? I might choose Anthony Hopkins or some other actor with great intensity and reserve.