From Pine View Farm

Just Plain Stupid (Updated) 3

This was just asking for trouble.

Addendum, January 29:

The rest of the story: The teacher agrees it was stupid. Apparently, he had not seen the film in some years.



  1. Karen

    January 27, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Uh, yeah it was. I wonder why the teacher didn’t try for approval, beforehand? If he had, all of his problems related to this wouldn’t have materialized.

    I won’t even watch a movie by Polanski.

  2. Frank

    January 28, 2010 at 9:41 am

    One of the local columnists had a reasonable take on it today.  Unfortunately, her regular column is not available on line.

    She said, basically, that Shakespeare wrote plays and plays were meant to be performed and watched, not read aloud by bored teen agers in class; that this is much ado over stuff that is less explicit than the average prime time commercial; that there is nothing wrong with trying to make Shakespeare interesting; and that, yes, it was stupid, but hardly criminal.

    I have seen some of Polanski’s movies.  He was very good at what at his line of work.  (No, never saw Rosemary’s Baby, didn’t and don’t want to.)

    He’s still a scumbag.

  3. Karen

    January 28, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    I saw Rosemary’s Baby. Scared me silly. That was enough. There are some people who do movies that I know not to watch. Polanski is one, Tarrantino is the other.