Thursday, October 28, 2010

Indiana Jones - Who has seen it?

I recently got done reading The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown with my seniors. It was a process but it is a rich text that isn't an easy read but current enough. For those of you who don't know this novel is about the search for the notorious Holy Grail. Brown puts an interesting twist on the Grail legend.
My class and I were discussing the different media and literature references to the Holy Grail and I brought up one that I thought was a "gimme," Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade. Do you want to know how many of my students had seen ANY of the Indiana Jones Trilogy? Two. Yes, I wrote two! I was baffled. How could these children know so much about "Old School" and not know Harrison Ford's greatest role!
I have a mind to have my students write a compare and contrast on Grail Legend just so that I can show them this movie! It may be the "Old School" in me, but everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, should watch at least one of these movies (and no not the recent one that came out either).

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