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May 1968 (USA) See more »
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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75 min
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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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strangely infectious, 31 January 2005
Author: accidentalmedia from Edinburgh

Quite a remarkable study of an anonymous high school. Wiseman's strength in this film is definitely editing. He has taken seemingly a mountain of footage from probably a year in a high school and selected choice bits to make a film that completely engages, despite the apparent lack of character development and traditional narrative. The scenes and moments are incredibly interesting and glue you to the screen. Some of the best treasures are in the tiny concrete room where kids argue about their detentions. A teacher shows girls how to strut their stuff, and boys learn all about sex from a jolly gynecologist.

If you can get your hands on a copy of this, sit back and enjoy!

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