History Film / TheWave

17th Jun '16 10:19:51 AM nemophobic
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In April 1967, Ron Jones, a history teacher at Cubberley HighSchool in Palo Alto, UsefulNotes/{{California}}, found himself struggling to explain to his class how the German people could have fallen behind [[ThoseWackyNazis the Nazis]] so easily. So he decided to show them personally, creating a student movement called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Third_Wave the Third Wave]] (after the common belief that the third in a series of waves is the last and largest). The movement emphasized conformity and the greater good, treating democracy and individualism as [[DemocracyIsBad the downfall]] [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill of civilization]]. Jones started with things like drilling his class in proper seating and posture, before moving on to discipline, salutes (which conspicuously resembled [[PuttingOnTheReich the Nazi salute]]), and the transformation of himself into an authoritative figure. In just two days, Jones had turned his class into a model of efficiency, discipline and community, with a marked improvement in academic achievement and motivation, and the Third Wave began to spread beyond his history class. By the end of day three, over two hundred students had been recruited, membership cards were being given out, banners were flying, and Third Wave members were telling Jones when others were violating the rules -- all completely unexpected developments.

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In April 1967, Ron Jones, a history teacher at Cubberley HighSchool in Palo Alto, UsefulNotes/{{California}}, found himself struggling to explain to his class how the German people could have fallen behind [[ThoseWackyNazis the Nazis]] so easily. So he decided to show them personally, creating a student movement called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Third_Wave org/wiki/The_Third_Wave_(experiment) the Third Wave]] (after the common belief that the third in a series of waves is the last and largest). The movement emphasized conformity and the greater good, treating democracy and individualism as [[DemocracyIsBad the downfall]] [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill of civilization]]. Jones started with things like drilling his class in proper seating and posture, before moving on to discipline, salutes (which conspicuously resembled [[PuttingOnTheReich the Nazi salute]]), and the transformation of himself into an authoritative figure. In just two days, Jones had turned his class into a model of efficiency, discipline and community, with a marked improvement in academic achievement and motivation, and the Third Wave began to spread beyond his history class. By the end of day three, over two hundred students had been recruited, membership cards were being given out, banners were flying, and Third Wave members were telling Jones when others were violating the rules -- all completely unexpected developments.



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29th Feb '16 7:26:41 AM Lancelot07
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Not to be confused with the norwegian DisasterMovie from 2015.

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Not to be confused with the norwegian Norwegian DisasterMovie from 2015.
13th Jan '16 6:45:58 AM Ulrik54
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Not to be confused with the norwegian DisasterFilm from 2015.

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Not to be confused with the norwegian DisasterFilm DisasterMovie from 2015.
7th Dec '15 6:05:40 AM Ulrik54
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Not to be confused with the norwegian DisasterFilm from 2015.
22nd Aug '15 11:16:54 PM jormis29
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* WhamLine: The scene where Mr. Ross reveals that Creator/AdolfHitler was the "leader" of the Wave -- if not for the readers and viewers (who should know what's coming), then for the students.

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* WhamLine: The scene where Mr. Ross reveals that Creator/AdolfHitler UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler was the "leader" of the Wave -- if not for the readers and viewers (who should know what's coming), then for the students.
6th Apr '15 12:27:20 PM M-640
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* BasedOnATrueStory: As detailed above. Notably, David and Laurie resisting the Wave was made up for the adaptations--in real life, '' no one'' resisted it.

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* BasedOnATrueStory: As detailed above. Notably, David and Laurie resisting the Wave was made up for the adaptations--in real life, '' no one'' resisted it.



* OnlySaneMan: David and Laurie are the only ones willing to stand up to The Wave. Notably, this did ''not'' happen in real life, as no one resisted The Wave.

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* OnlySaneMan: David and Laurie are the only ones willing to stand up to The Wave. Notably, this did ''not'' happen This also happened in real life, life as no one resisted The Wave.several students refused to join (or left) the movement. Some of them also created banners against the Third Wave or tried directly to convince other students to leave.
20th Nov '14 3:23:16 PM lalalei2001
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* BasedOnATrueStory: As detailed above.

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* BasedOnATrueStory: As detailed above. Notably, David and Laurie resisting the Wave was made up for the adaptations--in real life, '' no one'' resisted it.



%%* OnlySaneMan: The school newspaper writers.

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%%* * OnlySaneMan: David and Laurie are the only ones willing to stand up to The school newspaper writers.Wave. Notably, this did ''not'' happen in real life, as no one resisted The Wave.
27th Oct '14 1:46:22 PM LordGro
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* OnlySaneMan: The school newspaper writers.
** This ''was not'' the case in the real life version; Laurie and David's resistance to the movement was made up for the fictional versions.

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* %%* OnlySaneMan: The school newspaper writers.
** This ''was not'' the case in the real life version; Laurie and David's resistance to the movement was made up for the fictional versions.
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* SchoolNewspaperNewshound: Laurie.

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27th Oct '14 1:43:15 PM LordGro
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* DayOfTheJackboot: [[AC:[[RecycledInSpace In High School!]]]]

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* DayOfTheJackboot: [[AC:[[RecycledInSpace In High School!]]]]DayOfTheJackboot



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27th Oct '14 11:35:39 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* DayOfTheJackboot: [[AC:[[RecycledInSpace In high school!]]]]

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* DayOfTheJackboot: [[AC:[[RecycledInSpace In high school!]]]]High School!]]]]
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