"Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it."
Yesterday I asked for suggestions for great movies I could introduce to my high school students. Of course, we could debate the "definition" of classic all morning, but I'm really just looking for quality films that were made before they were born that are funny/thought-provoking/interesting/controversial. Got some great suggestions, and so my list is slowly but surely taking form. Here, in no particular order, are a handful from the 100 that I'm considering, right now:
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
To Kill a Mockingbird
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
The Breakfast Club
West Side Story
My Fair Lady
North by Northwest
From Here to Eternity
Dances with Wolves
On the Waterfront
The Shawshank Redemption
Interesting collection, right? Well, we'll see. I have enough time to think about it.
Speaking of which, here's me doing the TGIF happy dance, not only because it's the end of the week, but because it's the end of the school year and I have no students and no papers and no lessons for almost 2 months!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hmm...wait a minute...is that my pile of unfinished promotional work calling me? And my 2 novels needing revision piping up in the background? Well, crap. Guess no school just means more time for other things.
That's OK. I'm still not complaining.