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Finding Forrester - Coleridge, Kipling, and more

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This scene of "Finding Forrester" cites several poets. First Professor Crawford (F. Murray Abraham) recites part of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem "Epitaph on an Infant." Then he and Jamal (Rob...

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Epic seen proving that all people can be intelligent even from a rugged environment.
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Why did they cut "nigger" after Jamal turned his back to leave?
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prolly 'cause there is always someone who wants to censor some shit like a reject
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....""love to see pompous asses get their's handed to them....."   i think mark twain said that
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I don't see how memorizing quotes from old books and knowing who wrote them  is going to help you in the real world but that's just me.
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All this could help him in the real world if he wanted to write literature/be a author/be a philosopher for a living though. To this day, many writers in these fields do exactly what you believe won't be helpful in the real life to help them become great writers, write books, write essays and get them published. Other than that, you are mostly correct
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It's what you do with the information that helps out the world.
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Seems like those who made this movie had a political agenda: Let's make a movie in which the hero is black and very intelligent, a character that the crowd is going to applaud at the end to prove a political, or rather politically correct point to please a certain lobby, ethnic group. The movie is a farce and its whole raison d'être is to present blacks in a favorable light to be in the ''in'' movie/political crowd. There is a movie about blacks that really should be made: A movie about Black Fascism. About how blacks have become a major problem for most Western countries (like Canada, the US, the UK, France), a movie about blacks roaming and looting in the streets, using intimidation and violence and of course using the racist card to defend their criminal behavior. The mainstream medias shut up about this subject from fear. But it cannot last forever. Blacks are becoming the number 1 social problem. Teachers are being threatened in schools, entire neighborhoods are becoming garbage cans, blacks cause disturbances everywhere they go and live. I've lived in 4 countries and everywhere its the same story: black criminality, intimidation and the medias closing its eyes on the problem. Black Fascism, a movie about how the black community uses intimidation, violence on a permanent basis. Now that's a movie I'd like to see. Blacks don't write books, they use them as projectiles in school fights lol. Cheers from Canada.
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It's Jimmy Darmody from Boardwalk :)
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F.Murray is an actor's actor.he can make you love or hate a character like few can.
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coolridge is tubby from funny games. o_o
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No, plenty of my teachers were well educated...
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Just saw the movie last night while visiting my parents. Good film! The professor reminds me of one I once had. Although the one I had was a little nicer than this guy. Still liked to make students feel small though.
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my sister one time corrected a high school teacher, he didn't believe her at first but he didn't treat her like crap like this guy. Next day, in front of the class, he told her she had full marks for the day. He reminded everyone of what happened the day before and said she was right. She was soooo embarrassed! I had that teacher and he was a great guy!
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one of my favorite scenes in the whole movie.
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@Soulquarium Respectfully, 'pwned' is in common usage and has a rather delightful etymology. I would further (ahem) suggest that Jamal did pwn Professor Crawford--and Crawford needed to be pwned and brought down to earth. I agree with you, though, that Jamal also succeeded in educating Crawford, demonstrating that teaching is a two-way affair. He thus changed the balance of power in the classroom. And in that respect, one might say that, indeed, he pwned Professor Crawford.
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This scene always inspires me, Crawford got schooled!
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What ever happened to Claire and Jamal in the future? Great movie. One of the best I have seen in a long time. In my opinion.
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I got somthin for jew...maddywanna 500...unload boat!
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can someone post the final scene agen? since the sound is all gone on the one that's allrady there...
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i remember having dickhead teachers like this guy in school.
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dats what that teacher gets. he was judging him the whole movie because of his background.
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Greatest movie. Very inspiring, very funny part XD
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@mrcharless0853 Crawford absolutely got "pwn'd." However, as far as the etymology being delightful I feel this a bad choice of words. Its origins spring from Call of Duty as a "leet speak" term. Second, it most likely arose from a simple typo as "o" and "p" are directly next to eachother on the standard English keyboard. Fearing reprisals from fellow gamers I imagine he made it seem purposeful with a sentence that followed as such: "Yeah, thats right! I said it! You suck so badly you got pwned!"
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As many have said here before, ***Great Idea for a ***post, using Youtube in a pretty much mind-challenging way! Two thumbs up! (of course, I *am* a huge fan of the movie, that helped me appreciate this even more ;-) )
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And the lead actor in "Amadeus", for which he won the Oscar.
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Now go home and get your fuckin' shinebox
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@Soulquarium professors don't believe in teaching, but you're right about everything else.
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great scene great film :) thanks for the post
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Jamal Wallace is so sexy.. looks and his smarts... damn i love a modest smart guy
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You got him, he got you write the letter
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great to see someone post this great scene, well done
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dannnngg never have i seen a teacher get annihilated like this
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Many teachers make poor judgements on students abilities. I have seen teachers like crawford, racist condescending rat bags. -Johnny
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The Professor is Omar Suarez from Scarface.
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Fuck yeah, that's the greatest movie and his greates work.
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Crawford made two accounts and disliked the video.
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Best part out if the entire movie
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Really? REALLY? I don't think race was meant to matter here. I'm Asian and I admire this scene very much!
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Bit hard to respect someone who doesn't return the favor.
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My acting teacher after Jamal says, "Yeah, I'll get out.": *CLAP* *CLAP* * CLAP* *CLAP* *CLAP* *CLAP*
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yawn: first of all the one with the big mouth is Wallace. (he said no more than you're challenging Coleridge) second of all: the teacher was talking about basketball and not the basketball court. third: further and farther both relate to distance and to degree. The acting is good, the script writer should get himself a dictionary.
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@Soulquarium Assanine isn't a word either. Moreover, remember not to make the it's/its mistake. But you did make a good point. :)
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You're clearly one of the ignorant statistics that clearly lives in their own outdated bubble.
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isn't that the guy from amadeus? and scarface as well...
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so nice movie .. i enjoy it every time.
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That's ignorant and mean. Have a little of respect.
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I started you in this business...so shut the f up!
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How disrespectful. Wallace should stfu and should respect his teacher. And the professor should just thank Wallace.
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teachers are stupid, that's why they're teachers
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