As a recent high school graduate, under five years, and someone who had
multiple problems in high school, I was amazed at the dearth of good high
school films from hollywood. You gave a great list, but I think you forgot
a prime example of high school problems, don't know where it fits on your
list. How about Heathers??
>One film I use in a class on representations of teaching is Pump up the
>Volume. It is certainly Hollywood-ish, but it also poses questions about
>contemporary alienation among highschoolers and the complete lack of
>interest/support/understanding that adults offer to the specific problems
>they face. The ending is triumphant but not, I would say, happy.
>Fun, but bring up real problems
>-Fast Times at Ridgemont High
>-The Class of 1999
>-Menace II Society
>And I think you should look at To Kill a Mockingbird and To Sir, With Love.
>They're classics. And take seriously the feelings, memories, and yearnings of
>people. If you would consider a non-American flick, try My Life As a Dog
>Sounds like a good course. Good Luck.
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