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johnslat



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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2003 4:31 am    Post subject: Movies (etc. ) about teachers Reply with quote

OK forum - we've had threads about horror movies and flics with evil children. How about one for films about teachers? I'll start it going with some favorites of mine:
The Blackboard Jungle
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
To Sir with Love
The Dead Poets' Society
Educating Rita
The Paper Chase
Stand and Deliver
Dangerous Minds
Conrack
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Teachers
Fast Times at Ridgemont High ( Sean Penn is outstanding )
This doesn't have to be confined stictly to movies featuring teachers;
films such as " The Empire Strikes Back " with that guru " Yoda " and books, TV series would also be welcome. I haven't done so, but you might also like to tell WHY you liked the film, book, TV series.
Regards,
John
P.S. But remember - this also from another thread - eschew pomposity.
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ibtisam23



Joined: 30 Apr 2003
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Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2003 5:31 am    Post subject: movies etc Reply with quote

Good Will Hunting
Billy Elliot (ballet teacher)
Do you remember the old tv show "Welcome Back Kotter" with John Travolta?
Grease
In and Out - Kevin Kline played the English teacher who was "outed" as being gay by a former student while giving his acceptance speech for winning an Oscar (with rather comic consequences!).
The King and I
Sound of Music (governess/nanny, but she taught the children to sing)
My Fair Lady
The Nutty Professor


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Glenski



Joined: 15 Jan 2003
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Location: Hokkaido, JAPAN

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2003 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Principal (with Jim Belushi)
Up the Down Staircase (Sandy Dennis)
It Happens Every Spring (Ray Milan, with a very young Alan Hale)
the original Flubber movies
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (with a very young Kurt Russell)
Weird Science
Real Genius (a young Val Kilmer)
Space Camp
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Irish



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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2003 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any episode of "The Simpsons" featuring the hardworking folks at Springfield Elementary.
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guest of Japan



Joined: 28 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2003 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A new favorite of mine: "Finding Forrester," with Sean Connery

There's also,

The Principal, Jim Belushi, great disciplinarian.
Higher Learning, Lawrence Fishborn, a liberal academic bursting with empathetic disdain.
The Substitute, he's a cop udercover, but his history class lessons talking about the Hells Angels enrapture his students.
There's a really bad one with Michelle Phifer too, but I can't remember the title.

Bad Student, "Just who the hell do you think you are anyway?"

Jim Belushi, (brandishing a baseball bat in his right hand) "I'm Batman!"
Dialog from the Principal.
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M.



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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2003 10:06 am    Post subject: well Reply with quote

Bladerunner
Top Secret
El Norte
Tampopo
Leon
Red
Betty Bleu
Death Road 2000
Pink Flamingos
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M.



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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2003 10:08 am    Post subject: well Reply with quote

Guess there are on teachers in those. I must Pass Auf on the topic........well teachers and Movies. I hate Dead Poet Society.
M.
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Lucy Snow



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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2003 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The dreadful one with Michelle Pfeifer was "Dangerous Minds." God, that one stank.
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Lynn



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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2003 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lean on Me
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Shaman



Joined: 06 Apr 2003
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Location: Hammertown

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2003 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Classroom - Mr. Holland's Opus. It seems to echo the John Lennon line: "Life is what happens when you're busy making all those plans". A must for all teachers.

The Mentor - Any Star Wars episode, The Matrix.

Sharing wisdom - The Straight Story, Ghandi, The Godfather Exclamation

"Learn by me, if not by my precepts" - Victor von Frankenstein (novel)

Shaman

P.S. What? No Kindergarten Cop? Smile
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Celeste



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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2003 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fame
The sound of music

Any other musicals with teachers in them?
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Lucy Snow



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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2003 6:06 am    Post subject: Another Musical about teachers Reply with quote

"The King and I"
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Audie Murphy



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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2003 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned "Stripes" yet. Bill Murray's partner (the guy's name escapes me at the moment) has a job teaching ESL. One of the more memorable parts of the scene is him having the class doing the old Shaun Cassidy hit "the Doo Run Run". Laughing
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gerard



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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2003 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnslat!!! I can only think of one. Sam L. Jackson (the dude from Pulp Fiction but I think you know that) as an inner city high school teacher. Sorry can't remember the name of it but a damn good movie. A few years ago. Speaking of Sam just saw CHANGING LANES with him and Ben Affleck. OK movie. Usually don't like Affleck but even he was good in this one. Great you can rent dvd's for 2RMB each.

Sorry getting off topic here. Mentor movies there are zillions of them. My favorite is DONNIE BRASCO with Al Pacino mentoring Johnny Depp but he is a snitch. (Depp not Pacino.) Also like the old KUNG_FU movies.
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Sunpower



Joined: 22 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2003 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"....Little Grasshopper, can you take pebble from hand?"

Good one.
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