Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Explosive Generation (1961)

Notes: 1/19/11
A little reminscent of those silly rock 'n roll movies.
Funny to imagine that teenagers lined up for these types of films.
This is much better than a silly rock 'n roll movie. I like the basic plot. Sex education = taboo.
Definitely spotted Beau Bridges in the class.
Promising start, but the film ends up losing steam in its mid-section.
Interesting time capsule. Can't imagine all the fuss that sex education caused.

Review: C
Teen drama works only as a time capsule from the era just after the squeaky-clean 1950s and the sexual revolution of the late 60s. William Shatner plays a teacher who introduces sexual behavior into his curriculum, causing uproar among parents and townspeople. Loses steam somewhere in the mid-section, deflating a promising depiction of a bygone era.

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