Movie Madness Monday 115: advanced placement edition
Ahhhh, spring-- the time of year when advanced placement tests are given all over the world, when students are looking for some magic quick-fix to make up for all the daydreaming they did so that they can still pull out a decent score. Every year I have some students who try to use this movie to make up for their deficits in knowledge.
It won't work, but that matters little.
So here is a classic that gives you a little taste of a lot of history. Put your quotes from this movie in the comments section.
"You have to do the best with what God gave you."
"I've worn lots of shoes. I bet if I think about it real hard I could remember my first pair of shoes."
"Say, man, show me that crazy little walk you just did there. Slow it down some."
"Now, the real good thing about meeting the President of the United States is the food."
"What's your sole purpose in this Army?"
"To do whatever you tell me, Drill Sergeant!"
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Another tour de force from Tom Hanks, and Robin Wright was much deeper as Jenny than I expected. Then there was Gary Sinise and Sally Field. I could watch this one over and over. Oh, wait-- I have.