Thursday, February 12, 2009
What did you watch in high school?
I can always tell just how good a movie is when I show it in class by how many students are awake.
You always have at least a few students who decide they'll sleep through the movie and I wake them up once. If after that they decide to keep sleeping I shrug my shoulders and don't worry too much about it. But if you show a good movie it ceases to be an issue.
Today I started showing Life is Beautiful because we just finished reading Night. At first, about ten heads hit the desk. And by fifteen minutes into the film all but one had crept back up. The one that didn't come back up belongs to a girl who cares only on even numbered Wednesdays.
Life is Beautiful is one of two films I can always rely on to get the kids interested, the other being Romeo + Juliet.
This lead me to wonder what other films have this effect on kids so I'm taking a survey. What movies do you remember watching in high school?