History Film / ToSirWithLove

11th Aug '16 11:41:40 AM DrOO7
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* PrimalScene: Pamela's mother sheepishly admits that she and her daughter are estranged because Pam walked in on her with one of her boyfriends.



* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: Thackeray insist's on the students calling him 'Sir", but returns the favor by call them "Miss" or "Mr" and insisting that they do the same when talking to each other.

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* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: Thackeray insist's insists on the students calling him 'Sir", but returns the favor by call them "Miss" or "Mr" and insisting that they do the same when talking to each other.
2nd Jul '16 6:55:12 AM JackG
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: The movie downplays an ongoing theme of Braithwaite's book, the hidden racism in British society. The book opens with a woman refusing to sit next to Braithwaite on a bus, whereas the movie has two women cheerfully joking with Thackeray. There's also no mention that the reason he's working as a teacher in the first place is no-one will give him a job as an engineer, despite being better qualified than most white applicants.
26th Mar '16 6:16:17 AM DrPsyche
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* AdaptationDecay: The movie downplays an ongoing theme of the book, the hidden racism in British society. The book opens with a woman refusing to sit next to Braithwaite on a bus, whereas the movie has two women cheerfully joking with Thackeray. There's also no mention that the reason he's working as a teacher in the first place is no-one will give him a job as an engineer, despite being better qualified than most white applicants.
26th Mar '16 12:48:00 AM JackG
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* AdaptationDecay: The movie downplays an ongoing theme of the book, the hidden racism in British society. The book opens with a woman refusing to sit next to Braithwaite on a bus, whereas the movie has two women cheerfully joking with Thackeray. There's also no mention that the reason he's working as a teacher in the first place is no-one will give him a job as an engineer, despite being better qualified than most white applicants.
25th Dec '15 8:05:26 AM Kitchen90
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''To Sir, with Love'' is a 1967 British drama film starring Creator/SidneyPoitier that deals with social and racial issues in an inner city school. James Clavell both directed and wrote the film's screenplay, [[FilmOfTheBook based on the semi-autobiographical novel]] of the same name by E. R. Braithwaite. Sidney Poiter plays Mark Thackeray, a teacher originally from [[{{UsefulNotes/Guyana}} British Guiana, now Guyana]], who recently moved from the United States. The plot primarily centers around Thackeray's idealism clashing with his teenage pupils' cynicism.

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''To '''''To Sir, with Love'' Love''''' is a 1967 British drama film starring Creator/SidneyPoitier that deals with social and racial issues in an inner city school. James Clavell both directed and wrote the film's screenplay, [[FilmOfTheBook based on the semi-autobiographical novel]] of the same name by E. R. Braithwaite. Sidney Poiter plays Mark Thackeray, a teacher originally from [[{{UsefulNotes/Guyana}} British Guiana, now Guyana]], who recently moved from the United States. The plot primarily centers around Thackeray's idealism clashing with his teenage pupils' cynicism.


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7th Jun '15 2:52:18 PM eowynjedi
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* BerserkButton: Thackeray looks into a classroom heater and goes off on the female students when he finds a "disgusting object" of theirs burning inside. (While the object in question isn't identified in the film, the book reveals it as a used sanitary napkin.)



* DefeatMeansRespect: Denham remains stubbornly opposed to Thackeray even after the other students have accepted him. Then he goads Thackeray into a boxing match and gets knocked down with a gut punch. After that (and after Thackeray suggests getting a job teaching the younger students to box), Denham openly expresses his admiration to the rest of the class.



* InnerCitySchool: The British version of one.

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* InnerCitySchool: IChooseToStay: The film ends with Thackeray ripping up his acceptance letter for an engineering job, choosing to remain a teacher.
* InnerCitySchool:
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The British version of one.one, working-class kids with a few minorities.



* NotSoDifferent: When the students ask what he could know about being poor, Thackeray says that he's been flat-broke, and reveals that he didn't always have a posh accent either.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Thackeray only applies for the job because he can't get a job as an engineer.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Thackeray occasionally does this, starting with a rant about how sluttish and unladylike the female students are after finding the BerserkButton mentioned above.

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* RageBreakingPoint: After calmly enduring all the disruptions and disrespect, Thackeray unleashes his anger when he sees that the smoking classroom heater is because of a "disgusting object" the female students put in it. (It's not identified in the film, but in the novel it's a used sanitary napkin.)
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Thackeray occasionally does this, starting with a rant about how sluttish and unladylike the female students are after finding the BerserkButton incident mentioned above.


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* TranquilFury: Even when he loses his temper, Thackeray remains eloquent and doesn't resort to cursing, which surprises his students.
14th Nov '14 11:06:34 PM DrOO7
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* SlutShaming: Literally in the example cited above, when Thackeray tells the girls how sickened he is by their "sluttish behavior" and that "only a filthy slut would have done such a thing". He never uses the word again but later, there are milder examples as he gently, but firmly urges the girls to pay more attention to their personal hygiene and manner of dress.
27th Oct '14 5:17:27 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''To Sir, with Love''''' is a 1967 British drama film starring Creator/SidneyPoitier that deals with social and racial issues in an inner city school. James Clavell both directed and wrote the film's screenplay, [[FilmOfTheBook based on the semi-autobiographical novel]] of the same name by E. R. Braithwaite. Sidney Poiter plays Mark Thackeray, a teacher originally from [[{{UsefulNotes/Guyana}} British Guiana, now Guyana]], who recently moved from the United States. The plot primarily centers around Thackeray's idealism clashing with his teenage pupils' cynicism.

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'''''To ''To Sir, with Love''''' Love'' is a 1967 British drama film starring Creator/SidneyPoitier that deals with social and racial issues in an inner city school. James Clavell both directed and wrote the film's screenplay, [[FilmOfTheBook based on the semi-autobiographical novel]] of the same name by E. R. Braithwaite. Sidney Poiter plays Mark Thackeray, a teacher originally from [[{{UsefulNotes/Guyana}} British Guiana, now Guyana]], who recently moved from the United States. The plot primarily centers around Thackeray's idealism clashing with his teenage pupils' cynicism.



* DuelingMovies: ''Up the Down Staircase'' was a very similar inner-city educational drama, also released in the summer of 1967.



* FakeNationality: Poitier is Bahamian-American, not Guyanese.



* SequelGap: The TV sequel was made twenty-nine years after the first.
5th May '14 11:07:48 AM MarkLungo
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Poitier also starred in a 1996 TV sequel ''ToSirWithLove II'' with a retired Thackeray leaving London to teach in an inner city high school in Chicago. It was directed by Peter Bogdanovich and featured brief cameos from actors Judy Geeson and Lulu reprising their original roles.

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Poitier also starred in a 1996 TV sequel ''ToSirWithLove ''To Sir With Love II'' with a retired Thackeray leaving London UsefulNotes/{{London}} to teach in an inner city high school in Chicago.UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}. It was directed by Peter Bogdanovich and featured brief cameos from actors Judy Geeson and Lulu reprising their original roles.
13th Sep '13 5:12:25 PM BondGirl
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* HeelRealization: The class after Thackeray blasts them for their behavior.
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