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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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view of another student, 16 August 2008
Author: nehs1970 from United States

I just tripped over this review and was brought back by the comment from geprescott in 2003. I was also a student at Northeast High School, graduating in 1970.

What I do remember about the pieces I saw was they were real but not quite true. These are images from long ago, but there was something of the fact that most teachers were trying and not intending to be caricatures as I remember them appearing in the film.

What really got me to write was the description of the disciplinarian dean. I also had him as a 12th grade history teacher. Everything said about him by geprescott was very accurate. Our class was not required to read the Sunday New York Times, but I remember the year long project was to choose a country, research it, and then write its foreign policy. I picked the Soviet Union, did my research, and wrote a paper aimed at making life as difficult as possible for the US. I don't remember the actual comments but I remember being pleased with the final grade.

I never saw this entire film and am not sure where to find it now. I'd like to watch it with my kids.

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