History Film / BackToSchool

17th Jun '17 9:57:23 AM nombretomado
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* YourCostumeNeedsWork: Thornton commissions KurtVonnegut to write an interpretation of SlaughterhouseFive for a literature class. When Dangerfield turns it in [[UsefulNotes/{{Plagiarism}} as his own work]], the professor gives it an F, saying "I don't know who wrote this essay, but he obviously doesn't know the first thing about KurtVonnegut."

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* YourCostumeNeedsWork: Thornton commissions KurtVonnegut Creator/KurtVonnegut to write an interpretation of SlaughterhouseFive for a literature class. When Dangerfield turns it in [[UsefulNotes/{{Plagiarism}} as his own work]], the professor gives it an F, saying "I don't know who wrote this essay, but he obviously doesn't know the first thing about KurtVonnegut.Kurt Vonnegut."
19th Apr '17 10:24:44 AM speedyboris
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: As usual, the TV cut includes some of the harsher language dubbed over. One example:
--> '''Thornton''': All right, I'll say it: 'Cause Truman was too much of a stupid[[labelnote:Note]](pussy)[[/labelnote]] wimp to let [=MacArthur=] go in there and blow out those Commie pipsqueaks![[labelnote:Note]](bastards!)[[/labelnote]]"
8th Apr '17 7:30:50 AM redandready45
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* SelfMadeMan: Melon, the son of a poor Italian tailor, created a successful clothing line.
6th Feb '17 8:45:25 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* BlatantLies: "Is the work you turned in your own?" "I can't lie to ya, Dean Martin... ''{{beat}}'' ''Yes it is''."

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* BlatantLies: "Is the work you turned in your own?" "I can't lie to ya, Dean Martin... ''{{beat}}'' ''Yes Martin. ''*{{beat}}*'' ''...Yes it is''."
3rd Nov '16 7:10:45 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* PrecisionFStrike: Thornton tells Kurt Vonnegut on the phone to go fuck himself after the plagiarized essay on Kurt's own book gets Thornton a failing grade and he responds by putting a stop payment on a check he wrote to Kurt.

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* PrecisionFStrike: Thornton tells Kurt Vonnegut on the phone to go fuck himself after the plagiarized essay on Kurt's own book gets Thornton a failing grade and he responds by putting a stop payment on a check he wrote to Kurt.Kurt (Vonnegut evidently said it to him first).
29th Oct '16 1:24:07 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* DumbIsGood: The film has a strong Anti-Intellectual bend, arguing that experience trumps brilliance (which is more in line with Anti-Intellectualism as a philosophy than "being stupid is great"). Thornton is a lovable slob who is successful because he's worked hard and had real-world experience. His opponent is a petty, overly-intellectual educator who teaches how to run a business but has never run one himself. This can be seen in [[spoiler:Kurt Vonnegut's paper about Kurt Vonnegut receiving an F.]] Although Thorton's whole motivation for returning to school is to prevent his son from dropping out, it's more about not giving up than receiving an education.

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* DumbIsGood: The film has a strong Anti-Intellectual bend, arguing that experience trumps brilliance (which is more in line with Anti-Intellectualism as a real-world philosophy than is "being stupid is great"). Thornton is a lovable slob who is successful because he's worked hard and had real-world experience. His opponent is a petty, overly-intellectual educator who teaches how to run a business but has never run one himself. This can be seen in [[spoiler:Kurt Vonnegut's paper about Kurt Vonnegut receiving an F.]] Although Thorton's whole motivation for returning to school is to prevent his son from dropping out, it's more about not giving up than receiving an education.
29th Oct '16 1:14:50 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* DumbIsGood: The film has a strong Anti-Intellectual bend, arguing that experience trumps brilliance (which is what Anti-Intellectualism as a philosophy is, not "being stupid is great"). Thornton is a lovable slob who is successful because he's worked hard and had real-world experience. His opponent is a petty, overly-intellectual educator who teaches how to run a business but has never run one himself. This can be seen in [[spoiler:Kurt Vonnegut's paper about Kurt Vonnegut receiving an F.]] Although Thorton's whole motivation for returning to school is to prevent his son from dropping out, it's more about not giving up than receiving an education.

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* DumbIsGood: The film has a strong Anti-Intellectual bend, arguing that experience trumps brilliance (which is what more in line with Anti-Intellectualism as a philosophy is, not than "being stupid is great"). Thornton is a lovable slob who is successful because he's worked hard and had real-world experience. His opponent is a petty, overly-intellectual educator who teaches how to run a business but has never run one himself. This can be seen in [[spoiler:Kurt Vonnegut's paper about Kurt Vonnegut receiving an F.]] Although Thorton's whole motivation for returning to school is to prevent his son from dropping out, it's more about not giving up than receiving an education.
29th Oct '16 1:13:11 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* DumbIsGood: The film has a strong Anti-Intellectual bend, arguing that experience trumps brilliance (which is what real Anti-Intellectualism is). Thornton is a lovable slob who is successful because he's worked hard and had real-world experience. His opponent is a petty, overly-intellectual educator who teaches how to run a business but has never run one himself. This can be seen in [[spoiler:Kurt Vonnegut's paper about Kurt Vonnegut receiving an F.]] Although Thorton's whole motivation for returning to school is to prevent his son from dropping out, it's more about not giving up than receiving an education.

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* DumbIsGood: The film has a strong Anti-Intellectual bend, arguing that experience trumps brilliance (which is what real Anti-Intellectualism is).as a philosophy is, not "being stupid is great"). Thornton is a lovable slob who is successful because he's worked hard and had real-world experience. His opponent is a petty, overly-intellectual educator who teaches how to run a business but has never run one himself. This can be seen in [[spoiler:Kurt Vonnegut's paper about Kurt Vonnegut receiving an F.]] Although Thorton's whole motivation for returning to school is to prevent his son from dropping out, it's more about not giving up than receiving an education.
29th Oct '16 1:01:23 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* {{Main/Corpsing}}: He's facing away from us, but Rodney is pretty clearly losing it in the scene where Sam Kinison screams at him about the Korean War.

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* {{Main/Corpsing}}: He's facing away from us, but Rodney is pretty clearly losing it in the scene where Sam Kinison screams at him about the Korean War. Jason's ActuallyPrettyFunny bit mentioned above was the result of his actor being unable to stop doing this because of Edie [=McClurg=]'s timid MinnesotaNice performance as the secretary.
29th Oct '16 12:27:38 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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-->'''Jason:''' "I wanna write that paper, I'm ''gonna'' write that paper, because the whole point of coming to college: to ''learn'' something! But you're not gonna learn a goddamn thing if you've got everybody doing your work for you!"

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-->'''Jason:''' "I wanna write that paper, I'm ''gonna'' write that paper, because that's the whole point of coming to college: to ''learn'' something! But you're not gonna learn a goddamn thing if you've got everybody doing your work for you!"
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