Friday, August 19, 2005

This is reality

I have been in training all week for new English Language Arts curriculum that our district's middle and high schools are adopting this year. It's a fabulous curriculum, and one of the things that makes it so fun is that it includes lots of movie clips. There are clips from Cool Runnings, October Sky, Hook, and more that tie into thematic elements in the units.

Today we watched a clip from E.T. I haven't watched this in years and watching the clip made me want to see the whole movie. Anyway, from this clip has come the "funny movie quote of the day" which I will share with you now.

This is in the last 10-15 minutes of the movie. Elliot and his brother have escaped with E.T. in the van and told their friends to meet them at the park with bikes. So they all get to the park to proceed with the plan. These friends that are meeting them haven't seen E.T. yet, and as Elliot opens the back of the van, the boys are struck silent and still. Elliot explains that E.T. is an alien and they need to get him home. As Elliot begins to unfold his plan, one of the friends gets smart and asks, "Can't he just beam himself up?" To which Elliot promptly replies, "THIS IS REALITY, GREG!"

Indeed it is. :)

7 comments:

-Lisa- said...

laughing hysterically at this moment.

i should really stop reading these at midnight

david said...

We all need a dose of reality from time to time. Now why can't mine be a ugly flat headed reeses pieces eating creature in a bike basket too?

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julie said...

it makes me think of mandie telling jan before one of mandie's last lunches as staff that 'this isn't a guilt trip, this is reality.' love that that one.

also thrilled to know that someone has learned how to grow man-made trees. seems they might be planning a takeover, no?

sleeping with bread said...

Perfect!

Jan said...

This is so cool! I can't wait to hear more about what your noticing in your classroom adventures! Do share...

ashley rebekah said...

ummm, i thought being "beamed" to your "happy place" WAS reality... woah, am i in trouble or what?!!!