The following is a quote from the talented Movie Director, Takashi Miike , and as I read it, I can’t stop thinking that the sentiment applies to how I feel about F.E and Level 1 programmes.
So here is the quote:
“We have to change the negative things into positive. In today’s Japanese film industry we always say we don’t have enough budget, that people don’t go to see the films. But we can think of it in a positive way, meaning that if audiences don’t go to the cinema we can make any movie we want. After all, no matter what kind of movie you make it’s never a hit, so we can make a really bold, daring movie. There are many talented actors and crew, but many Japanese movies aren’t interesting. Many films are made with the image of what a Japanese film should be like. Some films venture outside those expectations a little bit, but I feel we should break them.”
And here is my bastardisation/ adaption:
“We have to change the negative things into positive. In today’s Educational environment we always say we don’t have enough budget, that there isn’t enough support for what you do in class. We can think of it in a positive way, meaning that with the freedom offered with Programmes of Study we can have any class we want. After all no matter what you do it’s unlikely to gain public acclaim, so you can make a really bold, daring Scheme of Work. There are many talented students and teachers, but many classes aren’t interesting. Many lessons are planned with an idea of what a lesson should be like. Some PoS venture outside those expectations a little but, but I feel we should break them.”
This post is about somebody I’ve had the pleasure to chat with. You can find Tim Clague at www.timclague.com though he hasn’t seen fit yet to join twitter. Tim’s blog has proved a constant source for me, and I’ll be sharing with you some of my personal favourites.
Here I present one of my favourite of his films, It feels like a dramatisation of my brain.
In Tims blog dated Thursday, February 16, 2006. he stats that all writers feel this way about the short. not sure if i should feel good or bad about that!
As anybody who knows me knows, music is not a cultural strong point of mine, so not only had I never heard of Anvil, but I only had a passing knowledge of the other music artists mentioned in this film.
Anvil is a Documentary about the Canadian rock group of the same name. One of the most difficult things to get past initially is that this isn’t a rip off of Spinal Tap, this is a real band, the Drummer being called Robb Reiner doesn’t help.
However once you except that this is real you open yourself up for one of the most emotional journeys I have seen at the cinema this year. The film follows as Anvil, 30 years after not making it into the big time make one last push for the top. You will laugh, you will cry and you will want to watch it again and tell your friends to watch it also.