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Be True to Your School

by Collection

Created 12/17/13

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Primary, secondary, and higher education is the fabric not only of so many films, but of who we are, as well.

19 comments

  • By Brown
    December 18, 2013
    05:28 PM

    I gave it the old college try but of course the BROWNing version was a failure. Congratulations for being top of your class.
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    • By Collection
      January 14, 2014
      10:00 PM

      Thank you for stopping by to convey words of congratulations. I must say that the announcement of The Freshman in the Collection is what precipitated my decision to make the above list. However, I admit to being aware of F is For Failure prior to said announcement. Therefore, I must attribute the overlap in question to "unconscious plagiarism," the very same reason given by Rod Stewart when he stole the hook for "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" from Brazilian(aire) Jorge Ben's "Taj Mahal," which I could have sworn I just heard on a open reel Wes Montgomery recording that would predate either song. Furthermore, I appreciate your sharing some of the ideas that never materialised into lists and keeping up the good work on those that do! Oh, and nice HTML code link, amigo.
  • By Brown
    January 16, 2014
    02:26 PM

    From one jazz head (although I'm forever the novice) to another, the Rod Stewart to Wes Montgomery connection brings to mind Stealy Dan's openly acknowledged nod to Horace Silver's Songs For My Father found in Rikki Don't Lose that Number. Art begets inspiration like the chopped up Naked Lunch novel from which Stealy's namesake is borrowed (all predating the art of sampling). Your voice and lists here at My Criterion always inspire. Full circle my friend!!
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    • By Collection
      January 16, 2014
      04:51 PM

      Very well. Without even pulling those recordings I can hear the similarity in the melody and rhythm of the respective "Song for My Father" and "Rikki Don't Lose that Number" (after its proto-Blue Man) intros. Can't say that I ever made that connection, so I really do appreciate your closing that loop. I'll make my peace by saying that you'd do well to look up Jorge Ben as I mentioned above, if you haven't already, as his catalogue will make for a good soundtrack to your viewing the coming World Cup and Olympic Games in Brazil with the television sound off.
  • By Brown
    January 16, 2014
    07:11 PM

    I immediately listened to Jorge Ben's "Taj Mahal," after reading your comment above about Rod's Sexy swipe. Thanks for the recommendation. If you recall the title of the Wes Montgomery track I would be interested in that as well. At your leisure of course.
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    • By Collection
      February 08, 2014
      08:12 PM

      The Wes Montogmery "Goin' on to Detroit" cut off of Down Here on the Ground namely the outro riff. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you as I am strictly a man of leisure and it took me this long to throw Wes' recording on the ol' open reel tape deck.
  • By Brown
    February 14, 2014
    05:26 PM

    l shall get around to listening to it once the demands of the world recede. Thanks for squeezing me in between a round of golf and drinks with the Carvers. (Hah, no seriously thanks I'll check it out my friend!)
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  • By Brown
    February 15, 2014
    10:27 AM

    Wow. Great ear. That "outro riff" is on the fade out no less. Spot on.
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  • By Eric Levy
    February 21, 2014
    10:10 AM

    Excellent list! You've included IF, you've got to add ht original: ZERO DE CONDUITE--the first teen movie.
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    • By Eric Levy
      February 21, 2014
      10:10 AM

      Should have been "the" original.
  • By Eric Levy
    September 12, 2014
    12:57 PM

    Congratulations on having this as one of the featured lists--a distinction I share at the moment :-) And to your query above, yes, better left to the imagination.
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    • By Brown
      September 17, 2014
      06:41 PM

      I second the congratulations on having another fine list featured. Way to keep us educated my friend.
    • By Collection
      September 19, 2014
      07:22 PM

      Thank you both for the kind wishes and we all stand to benefit if we can just stay in school here.
  • By Eric Levy
    September 01, 2015
    09:50 AM

    Hello again. I just watched the exquisite SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE. What a lovely film. Features a couple scenes in a small grammar school.
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  • By KeroseneBath
    October 18, 2016
    03:46 PM

    Where is Where is My Friend's House?
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  • By Collection
    October 20, 2016
    02:32 PM

    Alas, Where is the Friend's Home hasn't joined the other fine Kiarostami works in the Collection as of yet. You can trust that if and when it does, it will be added to the above list as the film surely falls under the referenced theme. One could even infer from The Criterion Collection's recent "From the Current" post relating to a Kiarostami screening at the Cleveland Cinematheque that said director's works not yet in the Collection (and not actively domestically licensed elsewhere) would be fair game and definitely on the radar. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a message!
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  • By Tee_Jaxx
    April 03, 2017
    04:17 PM

    kudos indeed
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  • By Collection
    April 08, 2017
    02:36 PM

    Thanks, Tee_Jaxx!
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