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Another sample response

Responding to one of last year’s On the Waterfront exam questions, rival teacher blogger The Fraudulent Teacher has recently posted (Sept 14, 2011) a sample essay. How important is family loyalty in the film? Note the way ‘family’ has been … Continue reading

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What’s the answer?

We all know that there is no single correct answer in English. But you can always improve on what you’ve got. Consider the following two responses to a question about Terry’s judgment of himself as a bum rather than a … Continue reading

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Useful videos

Forget about the teacher, what does the director have to say? According to Kazan, the best scenes are the love scenes, and then he calls Terry a son of a bitch! You’ll have to see this interview for yourself. Check … Continue reading

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But I don’t like black and white films

Ok. Now it’s your turn. Leave a comment describing your favourite scene or the most important scene from On the Waterfront. Provide an explanation of your choice. Here are a few ideas to get you started: Don’t forget to leave … Continue reading

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Best post so far?

The Education Age publishes useful articles for students to use as they study texts. See article 1, and article 2 about On the Waterfront But the best bit is the comments function at the bottom. Can you top this one? … Continue reading

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A man of contradictions

Don’t forget to acknowledge Terry’s unexpected qualities. Tough and innocent, violent and loving. A few notable examples of this ambivalence include: Gently playing with Edie’s glove Play-fighting with the young Golden Warriors Tender when threatened with a gun Think about … Continue reading

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