Friday, November 20, 2009

Brad Pitt's Butt

We're watching the movie Troy in the Ancient World History classes. I'm, effectively, watching it three times in a row. I am humored by the director's decision to show Brad Pitt's (aka, Achilles) buttocks several times throughout the movie. Humorous and crafty of them. I can hear them now: "A single cheek of that man's butt will sell more tickets than Orlando Bloom's peachfuzz mustache could ever hope to do." No mustache will ever have a prayer against a rear-end.


Allison said...

I have a random teacher-related question -- so you didn't have to skip over that part of the movie or anthing?

I have funny memories of my maiden English teacher hiding Romeo's butt with a piece of cardboard when we watched the 60's version in my 9th grade lit class. And I admit when I watched it with my own students there was definitely an uproar during those scenes and I had an impulse to reach for the nearest book. But then I just told them "Grow Up!" (Ok, so not in those words.) Of course, they were mostly 14 year olds. Did your kids notice and react to Brad Pitt's rear end? I imagine the context was different and they are probably more mature than mine. Or maybe not?

Eric Peters said...

I was not told to skip that over, but maybe that was an expected unspoken rule which I missed. I was told to skip the sex scenes, which I did to the best of my ability, but still *there they are doing what men and women do*. I felt a little weird being in the room, but I didn't make a big deal out of it, and we moved on. I doubt "my" sophomores are more mature than "your" sophomores. Kids are kids, ya know? I'm just hoping I don't hear from any parents.