Before we begin, I would once again like to stress and clarify that these are my FAVOURITE performances. The “Best” performances would be a different kind of debate, and would, if the AFI is to be believed, need to involve a lengthy discussion of “Some Like it Hot” a movie that I appear to be completely alone in not giving a shit about.
Arlene Patterson was new to teaching in an inner city school- brand new- but she knew, after her extensive teacher training, that she could reach out to these kids and make a difference. The fact that she was a white, hardline mormon from a middle-class suburban middle-America made no difference in her mind. She knew, right through her very soul, that she was the one who could teach these delinquent kids- the ones the Principle of PS 101 had called "unteachable", "hopeless" and even "Seriously dangerous, and not at all stereotypically gang members, but actually gang members.". Arlene knew when "the Man" was talking, and she knew she didn't have to accept anyone else's prejudices or "written warnings from the city police force".
"I wonder if Bono and U2 are going on tour this summer", thought Jeff Jenkins, while checking out his new iPad. He hadn't been sleeping well, and was trying to find ways to help fall asleep. So far, he'd been forced to scroll through a number of articles about naturally increasing the size of your penis, to his chagrin.
"Enough of this", he declared. "I don't give a damn whether or not Paris Hilton is hanging out with Justin Bieber, or whether the rumors about Conan O'Brien getting a new show are true or not. I'm going out for a nice, relaxing run, followed by some hot yoga."
The Correctness has been receiving a fair amount of e-mail looking for clarifications and understand about plot points in famous films. We, as always, are correct, and aim to spread understanding in these cases. Let us begin. Dear Correctness, Was the gun that Edward Norton's character uses at the end of Fight Club real, or was it imaginary like Tyler Durden? Jim in Brooklyn