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Old 09-04-07, 10:09 AM
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'Chalk' - you gotta see this!!

It's been getting rave reviews but extremely limited release. As one reviewer noted it's "Election meets The Office" - the film follows three teachers and one Assistant Principal in a year's course in a faux-docu, Christopher Guest kind of way - to reveal or say anything else about the movie would rob it of it's charm and sheer hysterical nature.

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Highly recommend!!!
Old 09-04-07, 10:37 AM
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You lost me at "Christopher Guest kind of way".

I think this already had a short run in Chicago. Is it playing (relatively) wide out by you?
Old 09-04-07, 10:42 AM
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yeah and I ironically started the thread on my disappointment on Guest last movie 'For Your Consideration' -

here in DC it's only at Landmark's E Street theatre - I think any teacher, would find this to be really really funny. The film is just so unique and entertaining - I was floored quite honestly.
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DVD comes out in three weeks:



Giles do you work for the Phoenix?
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Morgan Spurlock, eh? Hmm...when documentary filmmakers try to get in the fictional market we end up with things like Canadian Bacon and Blair Witch 2.
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Ha! Nice catch Bus!

Giles, my issue with Guest's movies is his winking disdain for his characters. If 'Chalk' has even a modicum more respect, sincerity, or even just objectivity towards the people it portrays, that's already a plus in my book.
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Originally Posted by sundog
Ha! Nice catch Bus!

Giles, my issue with Guest's movies is his winking disdain for his characters. If 'Chalk' has even a modicum more respect, sincerity, or even just objectivity towards the people it portrays, that's already a plus in my book.
and it does! surprise surprise.
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Morgan Spurlock, eh? Hmm...when documentary filmmakers try to get in the fictional market we end up with things like Canadian Bacon and Blair Witch 2.
In all fairness, Spurlock didn't direct this. He's merely "presenting" it.
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Originally Posted by Jeffy Pop
In all fairness, Spurlock didn't direct this. He's merely "presenting" it.
Sort of like how Quentin Tarantino's name is the first thing you read when you look at Hostel 2's dvd cover.

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