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A movie you had to watch in class that became a favorite

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Price.pittsburgh, Feb 23, 2021 at 10:48 AM.

  1. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident Thread Starter

  2. One of my high school teachers showed us ' Chariots of the Gods ' in class.
    One of the more religious souls in the class got uptight about it and told her patents who complained to the school board and so on and so on.....
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  3. Rufus McDufus

    Rufus McDufus Forum Resident

    Pretty much the only movie we watched in class - "Rebel Without A Cause". Oh, it's possible I first saw "If" in school too, in which case that's definitely a favourite, particularly machine-gunning the school from the roof at the end.
  4. MekkaGodzilla

    MekkaGodzilla Forum Resident

    Westerville, Ohio
  5. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    A Night At The Opera. At the time I wasn't familiar with The Marx Brothers, but this was a great introduction to the team.

    A Shot In The Dark: I think this was my introduction the Pink Panther series. Although The Pink Panther was the first movie in the series, it bore little resemblance to what the series became. A Shot In The Dark introduced all of the things we've come to expect from the series, and it is a flat-out funny movie.
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  6. HorseyAnn

    HorseyAnn Equine-loving rhyme-artist

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  7. jimmytheshoe

    jimmytheshoe Forum Resident

    Sophomore year English/Film Studies we watched a different film every couple weeks. One that is still a favorite to this day is Marty with Ernest Borgnine.
  8. scott palmiter

    scott palmiter Forum Resident

    joliet il
    zeffirelli's romeo and juliet, and streetcar named desire.
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  9. MrGrumpy

    MrGrumpy Forum Resident

    Ha! We did that as a musical in my final year. Never saw the screen adaptation, though. Same with Oklahoma!

    Our whole school would occasionally book the local theater for "important" movies. Chariots of Fire, Gandhi and 1984 (nudity!!) spring to mind. Of those three, I'll watch Chariots any time, any place. OTOH, we spent a ton of time on To Kill a Mockingbird, but I never saw the movie until long after school. Tortilla Flat, also.

    We also flogged King Lear to death and saw a UK adaptation, but I don't see the version on imdb. It certainly wasn't the Laurence Olivier one.
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  10. HorseyAnn

    HorseyAnn Equine-loving rhyme-artist

    We did that musical in Middle School. I got the part of a flower buyer gliding gracefully around the stage singing "Who will buy?". We had to watch the film in English class as well as watching the B/W version with Alec Guinness & reading Oliver Twist. I loved it & still love it & watch it today.

    Other than that all we watched in class was "Psycho" in High School media studies class & the old version of "Romeo & Juliet", the old version of "MacBeth" & "Of Mice & Men" in English. I enjoyed both reading & watching "Romeo & Juliet". I don't like the other films I mentioned.
  11. O Don Piano

    O Don Piano Forum Resident

    What class? Film production class? My 7th grade' Film As Literature' class showed "Caine Mutiny" as an example of conscience battle. I ended up really liking it.
    If the OP meant grammar school, then "The Red Balloon" from 1956. The school would show it in the cafeteria/stage area when it rained outside- which wasn't often in Southern California...
  12. David Fischer

    David Fischer Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    We watched Shawshank Redemption in our high school sociology class in the 90s (yes, I'm a bit younger than most here :) . I saw it once before that, but enjoyed it more with each viewing.
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  13. luckybaer

    luckybaer Thinks The Devil actually beat Johnny

    9 1/2 Weeks
    9½ Weeks (1986) - IMDb

    It was for some women's studies-related course I had to take as my 3rd gen ed requirement. There were other more rigorous academic courses I could have selected, but I figured I'd sign up for something a little easier AND something that would have a favorable Female:Male ratio.

    The course was about as difficult as I expected, and there was an outstanding F:M ratio.
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  14. Scooterpiety

    Scooterpiety Current operator of the Freedonia peanut stand

    The Life and Death of Col. Blimp
    Goodbye, Mr. Chips
    Of Mice and Men (1939)
    Edison the Man
    Julius Caesar
    Some Like it Hot
    Inherit the Wind
  15. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    My high school had a “film studies” class that showed movies including The Good the Bad and the Ugly and The Godfather. The former immediately became my favorite movie when I saw it and the latter is probably my favorite film now.
  16. RunningWithScissors

    RunningWithScissors Forum Resident

    Athens, Georgia
  17. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident

    New Orleans
    Closest thing would probably be "Deliverance".
  18. rocnred

    rocnred Southwest Desert Freak-a-zoid

    San Diego, CA
    Duck and cover - elementary school
    Narcotics : Pit of Despair - middle school
    Red Asphalt - high school
    Psycho - high school
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  19. EdgardV

    EdgardV Forum Resident

    I wouldn't say that it is a favorite, but I do like it, we were required to watch Dr. Strangelove.
  20. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical Omnivore

    Victoria, Canada
    We saw Gallipoli in history class, the Mel Gibson WWI story. It would be impossible for me not to tear up a little hearing "What are your legs? Springs. Steel springs. What are they going to do? Hurl me down the track. How fast can you run? As fast as a leopard. How fast are you going to run? As fast as a leopard. Then lets see you do it."
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    BILLONEEG Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    The only movie I saw in class that wasn't an "educational" movie was "The
    Truth About Spring". I watched it in class back in 1974 & loved it because it
    had Hayley Mills. That movie is part of my library I'm happy to say.
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  22. kt66brooklyn

    kt66brooklyn Forum Resident

    brooklyn, ny
    All The Preeidemt's Men.
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  23. greenhorn

    greenhorn Forum Resident

    Looks like I have a little different take than most.

    Nature's Half Acre
    Hemo the Magnificent
    Our Mr.Sun

    I just watched "Hemo the Magnificent"on YouTube few months ago.
    I really loved these movies then and they have always stayed with me.
  24. bostonscoots

    bostonscoots Forum Resident

    Boston, MA
    Citizen Kane - which I thought was going to be a complete "eat your vegetables" experience: "Ok, classic film...critics love it...teacher is screening it, then asking for an essay...let's get this over with".

    ...and it blew me away. Made me want to give so many other classics I'd dismissed a chance, so I hit the video stores are started renting The Seventh Seal, 8 1/2, and La Strada. Citizen Kane was a gateway classic movie...and I needed another hit.
  25. AintGotHalfOf

    AintGotHalfOf Forum Resident

    New York
    It is very popular now, some may say even played out, but back in 1982, in high school, I had never seen It's a Wonderful Life. Thought it was great and still do.
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