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Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside Northeast High School as a fly on the wall to observe the teachers and how they interact with the students. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Frederick Wiseman 
Produced by
Frederick Wiseman .... producer
Cinematography by
Richard Leiterman 
Film Editing by
Frederick Wiseman 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Eames .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Carter Howard .... assistant editor

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This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1991.See more »
Male Authority Figure:It's nice to be individualistic, but there are certain places to be individualistic.
Female Student:I didn't mean to be individualistic.
Male Authority Figure:No, I'm not criticizing!
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
a brilliant perspective, 14 May 2004

"High School" is enthralling in one sense; if you are obsessed with the mundane "American Splendor" of generations past, then you will adore this documentary. For its time, it was brilliantly avant garde and remains so even today for its muted commentary on administration and the growing disparity between older generations and the younger high schoolers of the late 60's.

There is something purely amazing in viewing such settings in this vignette as they were, undoctored by Hollywood's lens. I am fascinated by the details of a time that I will never know personally and "High School" provides a brief glimpse into the mindset of the young adults of 1969 who are not unlike ourselves.

If you dig documentaries, please give this one a shot. Maybe you'll become as obsessed with "High School" as I have.

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