Best Film Ever
Best Film Ever
Movie Podcast
Episode 22 - Dangerous Minds (With Debbie)*
1 hour 59 minutes Posted Aug 4, 2020 at 6:25 am.
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WE ARE SO SORRY FOR THE MISTAKES IN THE ORIGINAL DANGEROUS MINDS EPISODE.  I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THIS HAPPENED.  THE UPDATED FILE IS FREE OF ANY CONTENT FROM OTHER EPISODES.

 

Admit it, you've seen the poster and Gangsta's Paradise is already going through your head.  Join your favourite transatlantic tambourine men - Ian & Liam – as we take a look at the Michelle Pfeiffer teacher pseudo-biopic "Dangerous Minds."  We're joined by our very special friend Debbie, and Ellie is in fact-check corner.  It's a choice-filled 22nd episode as we discuss:

  • The captivating real-life story of LouAnne Johnson - one that probably made for a better movie if they had read it.
  • Why Michelle Pfeiffer teaches karate to a group of students who are shown to have already established violent tendencies
  • If Michelle Pfeiffer seems at all believeable as a marine
  • What parts of being a teacher Pfeiffer gets right and dozens she gets wrong
  • The inaccuracies of the inspirational teacher trope in movies.
  • How much more scandalous Bruckheimer and Simpson wanted the plot to be
  • Real-life follow-up on several of the students from the film
  • Why does Pfeiffer try to link poetry to Bob Dylan when the group likely has never heard of him before.
  • Paul Gilroy's post-colonial theory and the dangers of the white saviour complex that showed up in Hollywood films in the late 80s and 90s
  • Whether Dangerous Minds is the Best Film Ever.