Friday, July 21, 2006

Picture Pages

In all the riffing and White House-circling excitement, don't miss the eight-foot french fries.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I read your article on MSN about teachers in films and I throughly enjoyed the reading. I am an English teacher myself, and I am getting ready for the challenge of the hard grind. Here is my list of great teaching moments in film:

1.) BREAKING AWAY. If there ever was a teacher with a heart and soul it was Dave Stoller's mother who tells him: "I think you should come home, singing, with a trophy; I think you should do all those things while you can."

2.) Leonard Bernstein's "The Unaswered Question."
Bernstein was more than a great conductor and musician; he was also a great teacher. In this series, now on DVD, Leonard equates music with language and leaves me spellbound. How he can take a complex subject and make it simple is a lesson for all teachers.

3.) YOUNG MR. LINCOLN. Fonda's superlative performance stands out in the 1939 film by John Ford when Lincoln defends two brothers accused of the murder of Scrub White. His plain, homespun humor, and his fight for the truth always inspires me to do my best in the classroom.

Just some thoughts on movies and teachers. Hope you like it.

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