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Started by bossab2 on 11-Aug-2017 22:40:28
A Teenager's guide to Film

What films would educate and interest modern teenagers ?

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Brookes - 11 Aug 2017 22:43:33 (#1 of 30)

Schindler's List

JFK

AlanII - 11 Aug 2017 22:43:36 (#2 of 30)

In my experience, you have to give them access to the movies and let them find it out by themselves. Modern TV is full of references and, watching it with them or at more or less at the same time opens the gates.

Brookes - 11 Aug 2017 22:44:02 (#3 of 30)

Bladerunner

AshburtonAbove - 11 Aug 2017 22:45:04 (#4 of 30)

Maybe Cinema Paradiso.

Bonusy - 11 Aug 2017 22:46:07 (#5 of 30)

It'd very much depend on the modern teenager. Much as it did with ancient teenagers.

But probably a horror with some risque scenes. The timeless classic of fear and hormones.

Irgalmatlan - 11 Aug 2017 22:49:27 (#6 of 30)

The Big Blue

Persepolis

The Princess Bride (or how else will they know not to go up against a Sicilian when DEATH is on the line?)

bossab2 - 11 Aug 2017 23:14:01 (#7 of 30)

This particular teenager has so far particularly enjoyed Apollo 13; the one about the plane which crash landed on the Hudson ( clever plot ); and we all enjoyed Anti Trust ( movie about computer software competition). Back to the Futures, and Indiana Jones also go down well.

Anything with lots of dialogue, and romance gets the big thumbs down.

AlanII - 11 Aug 2017 23:24:41 (#8 of 30)

The Child is at the, "Let him explore it for himself stage". Media is not the same as it was. Do you ever take him to movies? Get a sub to Netflix.

AlanII - 11 Aug 2017 23:46:36 (#9 of 30)

Dunkirk is very fine. Disregard the Farage nonsense. Me and junior have already seen it twice. Baby Driver is great too.

raymie - 12 Aug 2017 07:05:41 (#10 of 30)

American werewolf in London . Maybe tommy

Gotout - 12 Aug 2017 07:13:56 (#11 of 30)

Gandhi would be my choice of a film to educate.

bossab2 - 12 Aug 2017 07:36:45 (#12 of 30)

Probably a bit too slow for him at the moment.

I've bought The Dambusters film, and might get one of the Ealing Comedies ( I remember when I first saw Pastport to Pimlico being shocked at how ancient 1950s Britain looked ).

Wildcatisland - 12 Aug 2017 08:33:25 (#13 of 30)

G, who is a bit younger, enjoyed The Lady Vanishes, The Towering Inferno and Cinema Paradiso (bit too much romance in the directors cut). Next up are The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (her choice) and the Great Escape (my choice). jury is still out on The Poseidon Adventure.

Wildcatisland - 12 Aug 2017 08:34:40 (#14 of 30)

She also loves Carry On, Laurel & Hardy and Dads Army (not the film). And M*A*S*H.

bossab2 - 12 Aug 2017 08:37:45 (#15 of 30)

Any thought on the most kid friendly of the "Westerns" genre ? ( they were always showing westerns on the telly when I was a kid)

Brookes - 12 Aug 2017 08:49:08 (#16 of 30)

The Searchers?

SGM1A1 - 12 Aug 2017 08:49:13 (#17 of 30)

Shane and/or Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid, perhaps?

Brookes - 12 Aug 2017 08:51:03 (#18 of 30)

Shane's a good suggestion.

bossab2 - 12 Aug 2017 08:54:16 (#19 of 30)

I had to explain to the child yesterday who George Orwell was and what 1984 was about.

So I've also bought "Brazil"

SunkenTreasures - 12 Aug 2017 09:04:12 (#20 of 30)

A better version of a western is Mad Max.

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