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Won't Back Down

Commented Sep 29, 2012 at 18:53:54 in Entertainment

“>> When we did our first test screening... the moderator asked the audience how they felt about the representation of the fictional teachers union. The audience was actually taken aback by the question -- because it was so completely removed from their experience of the film. They were swept up in a hopeful, euphoric sense of forward-moving optimism.

This is exactly the problem, is it not? The creators of this movie presented audiences with a lopsided perspective, aimed to appeal to emotions rather than intellect, and left them vulnerable to propaganda.

And of course the news agencies scrambling to find sympathetic teachers are only interviewing the 20-something Teach for America types that are going to be burned-out and gone in 2 years time anyway.”