Well, my original plan was to provide one of my semi-regular reports on upcoming films which I felt would be worth seeing. But after looking over the fall release schedule I suddenly felt at one with Gerry Beckley and got so damn depressed I set my sights on Monday and got undressed.
But a writing schedule is a writing schedule is a writing schedule, and so I fell back on Plan B: providing you lovely people with a list of what I felt are interesting films dealing with the sacred institution of college.
When I was much younger, and much more of an innocent (which is the polite way of saying I was as dumb as a bag of rocks), I labored under the impression that College would be an experience filled with people engaged in higher levels of thought.
Well, no law against being wrong is there?
At its very basic form college is indeed a place wherein one can gain an advanced education if one chooses to apply one's self. That's a given. But often times (and as amplified by Hollywood), the primary goals of students at college is to (A) get away from home, (B) see just how much you can get away with and (C) score with members of the opposite sex.
(Perhaps not in the order presented, but a fair picture.)
Admittedly, an entire film based on what goes on in a classroom would be something of a hard sell. Especially when it's much easier to concentrate on the fact that the majority of people on a college campus are healthy young animals out from under the thumbs of their parents perhaps for the first time. I'm no studio accountant but even I can do the math on that one.
So, academics for the most part aside, what do we have?