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John Magee <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 3 Feb 1994 16:58:25 -0600
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My problem with the Breakfast Club is that these people all become friends
in the end.  That is a load of crap.  I knew people in school, of those
five stereotypes, and a lot more that they missed, none of them mixed,
except for a few who "crossed over" a few intelligent jocks, etc....  These
groups even dated within the group.
>How about
>           The Outsiders (Coppola)
>           Rumble Fish (Coppola)
>           The Breakfast Club (it's Hollywood, but draws stereotypes
>                               reasonably effectively)
>           Lucas (it must be 9 years old, I think it stars Corey Haims
>                   and I don't remember how real it is.  After all,
>                   I think Charlie Sheen is in it, too.)
>           School Ties (about a private school and antisemitism and football --
>                        so it may seem inappropriate to B.C. (I teach there,
>                        too) but I think it brings up real questions about
>                        school pressures to perform, to belong, to participate
>                        and to adapt, and I think it would work.)
>       Dead Poets Society (obviously more Hollywood, but it glorifies poetry
>                           and Walt Whitman and creative interactive teaching -
>                           so I'd look at it for other values.)
>                                                  Shari L. Rosenblum