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Introduction to Film (1 Oct. 2009)

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Brita comes between Abed and his father when she signs him up for a film class, and Jeff risks failing a class unless he "seizes the day."

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Jeff signs up for a class, taught by a "Carpe Diem" inspired Professor Whitman, thinking he can coast through and get an easy A. Jeff quickly discovers he'll need to put in much more effort than expected just to pass. Meanwhile, Britta helps Abed with his dream of studying film. Written by NBC Publicity

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When Professor Whitman gives Britta a flower, he has his hand on his chest, But the same scene at another angle Professor Whitmans arm is parallel with his body. See more »

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Incredible Arabic
1 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I know this is arcane, but why the writers have a Pakistani father and his Indian son speaking to each other in stilted, heavily South-Asian-accented Classical Arabic is beyond weird. This particular form of the language is rarely spoken in circumstances like a father and son conversing (as the awkwardness of their dialog shows) and never between people for whom Arabic is not a mother-tongue; that the writers would do it on the plotting assumption that Muslims must be Arabs is –well, I wouldn't have thought it so hard to make this plot aspect true for producers working in as cosmopolitan a town as LA, even by doing something as simple as asking the person who wrote the single sub-title about it. I was distracted when the sub-title appeared, but it begs the question, "who, watching the show, was meant to understand it?"

On the positive side, I thought Abed's film was good, if improbably precocious.


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