Thursday, March 08, 2007

The nominees are...

Thanks to everyone who contributed suggestions for a film to show my French students here. I'm still open to more suggestions, of course, but I thought I'd let folks see what's been proposed so far. The list below pretty eclectic, westerns, sci-fi, teen flics, social drama, romantic comedy, documentary, independents, blockbusters...
Part of my process of narrowing down the list will involve finding out what's available here. DVD's in Europe run in a different format from North America whereas VHS is universal. I'll have to see what I can find. Thanks again!

Ferris Bueller's Day Off,
Never Been Kissed,
Almost Famous,
School of Rock
Stand by Me
Can't Hardly Wait
Dazed and Confused
The Breakfast Club
American Beauty
Dead Poets Society
Hoop Dreams
The Shootist
Erin Brockovich
Napolean Dynamite
Forrest Gump
In the Heat of the Night
A River Runs Through It
Sling Blade
Cider House Rules
E.T.
The Wizard of Oz

3 Comments:

Blogger Chas. said...

I brought a U.S. DVD to Europe last fall; it ran fine in Germany. Also have sent one to Tor in Norway, and he played it w/o problem.

In the VHS era, Norwegian/U.S. was not compatible (Tor's dad, who worked for NRK [the Norge BBC] would re-format the European VHS so we could see it in U.S.)

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The library staff has narrowed the list down to the following:

Ferris Bueller
Never Been Kissed
School of Rock
The Breakfast Club
Napoleon Dynamite
Forrest Gump
The Wizard of Oz

There you go!

-Lori M
and
Evylyn B

9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

American Graffiti is a classic also.

9:56 PM  

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