Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Nation of Singers

My starter this week (the lesson is part II of the movies lesson plan at is to play YouTube clips or describe the top 6 "most famous" movie quotes, according to AFI. And see if anyone can identify the movie.

It's very hit or miss: not one class has recognized the ending of Gone with the Wind; my Brando impression with "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse" usually gets a hit, especially if I mention he's a mafia don; they've never heard of On the Waterfront, even if it's Brando with two of the top three quotes.

#4 is Judy Garland saying, "Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." I briefly set up the scene, and sing a couple lines of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". Almost every class starts singing along. Even though many of them don't know the movie it's from.

We're definitely going to do some singing soon. Christmas carols, maybe?


Unsinkable Marge said...

You've got to show them the god damn wizard of oz!

Tuttle said...

Yeah. Well, showing movies in class is frowned upon. They brought me all this way to speak and correct--a trained monkey can hit a VCR button.

But, believe me, I'd like nothing more, on some days!