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School of Rock [Oct. 21st, 2003|08:38 pm]
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I was jonesing for a movie. Jonesing bad. So I caught the last bargain mat of School of Rock after work today.

On the surface, it's one of those Bad News Bears meets Dead Poet's Society things where everyone realises they have a special talent and everyone learns a valuable lesson. But oh...it's more than that.
Jack Black makes it magic. He's Dewey, a loser rocker who gets kicked out of his own band, takes his roommate's job, and pretends to be a substitute teacher. The kids are multiethnic and oh-so-articulate. And it's a Macriffic movie, too...one Titanium PowerBook and lots of the new iMacs...but, oddly, no iPods...

But the scene where Dewey realises the kids have musical talent and decides to actually teach them rock and roll...that's great. Just...great.
It's clever. It's witty. It's actually cheerful, too, which has got to be a first for Mike White, who's responsible for both Chuck & Buck and The Good Girl. When I found out he wrote it, I was a little scared...but really, it's okay. No worries. Joan Cusak, too...she's lovely in this.

The chalkboard flowchart on the history of Rock n' Roll is something I wish I had a poster of. It's brilliant.
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[User Picture]From: rabkitty
2003-10-21 09:17 pm (UTC)

YES!

Between the rocker chick and the teacher, W and I give it a major thumbs up.....we LOVED that movie....it's a definite DVD purchase. That movie was brilliant in the eyes of a teacher and a rocker. ;)

I want that diagram/flowchart too!
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2003-10-22 09:28 am (UTC)

Re: YES!

I loved how, when he started teaching his passion, he just...became inspired. I also loved how there were jobs for everyone, and they were all important ones...

It was good.
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[User Picture]From: naughtykitty
2003-10-22 05:06 am (UTC)
Wow - I knew that Richard Linklater directed it but had no idea Mike White wrote it (I loved Chuck & Buck and The Good Girl). Plus it has some kick-ass music. I'm dying to see it, but I will prolly have to wait for dvd.
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2003-10-22 09:26 am (UTC)
See..I didn't like those two...they just...made me sad, somehoe. Mike White also wrote Orange County which has him and Jack Black in it; I kinda liked that one, and, oddly enough it was on cable last night!


The sountrack has the Clash song on your soundtrack...
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[User Picture]From: naughtykitty
2003-10-22 09:35 am (UTC)
Funny - I didn't like Orange County, and I really like Jack Black, but even he couldn't save that movie for me.
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[User Picture]From: luckylady
2003-10-22 07:56 am (UTC)
The chalkboard flowchart on the history of Rock n' Roll is something I wish I had a poster of. It's brilliant.

I'm right there with you! That flowchart was so great...too bad they didn't show him giving a 'lecture' on it. I looked on so many School of Rock websites looking for that chart after we saw the movie.

Haven't found anything yet....
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2003-10-22 09:24 am (UTC)
There is one on the official website, but it's not really in a usable/printable form...still, you can look at it and read it...
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[User Picture]From: luckylady
2003-10-22 10:46 am (UTC)
Yeah, I saw that one. I'd still love to have a poster. ;) Thanks though!!!
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From: lifewithmikey
2003-10-23 01:02 am (UTC)
Here's my take on the School of Rock (if you haven't read it already).

Agreed on the flowchart.

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