Movie: Up the Down Staircase [1967] Movie: Up the Down Staircase [1967]

Movie: Up the Down Staircase [1967] Movie: Up the Down Staircase [1967]

[Lou Martin gives an oral book report]



Lou Martin:
My book is...



Sylvia Barrett:
[Correcting his grammar] The book you read.



Lou Martin:
Yeah. The title is called "MacBeth," by Shakespeare.



Sylvia Barrett:
[Correcting his grammar, again] The title 'is.'



Lou Martin:
[Finishing her sentence] "... MacBeth."



Sylvia Barrett:
Isn't "MacBeth" required reading for last english term?



Lou Martin:
I ain't never read it before.



Sylvia Barrett:
[Correcting his grammar, again] I' ve never read it.



Lou Martin:
Me neither.


[Class laughter]



Lou Martin:
In this book, the author depix...



Sylvia Barrett:
[Correcting his grammar, again] "De-picts."



Lou Martin:
Depix how this guy, he wants to...



Sylvia Barrett:
[Correcting his grammar, and beginning to lose track] : Who.



Lou Martin:
Him.



Sylvia Barrett:
[Correcting his grammar ,again] He.



Lou Martin:
Yeah.



Sylvia Barrett:
[Giving up trying to correct him] All right, what is the theme of MacBeth?



Lou Martin:
Well, the author narrates this murder.


[Pretending to be strangled to death]



Lou Martin:
Uhh! Ugh! Ugh! Uhh! Uhh! Strangling! Uhh Ughh!...


[Class breaks out in laughter, and eventually Miss Barrett does too]

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Sylvia Barrett:
If you deny what you know, or what you are, or where you are, you deny the simplest part of being alive, and then you die.

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[Frequently Over Intercom]



Mrs. Finch:
Disregard all bells.

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[Suggesting a teaching method]



Paul Barringer:
Ever tried "punctuation sex", Henrietta? Hyphens are kisses, commas are maybes, and a period is a definite no. And then of course, there's the... limitless realms of semicolons and apostrophes. I shudder to think what an exclamation point might mean.

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Joe Ferone:
I've just seen your type before, that's all. There's one every year. "Not living up to your potential," they say. Is that what you were going to say, teach? "Just wanna help you, Joe?" "Just wanna be your friend?" Then they get to feeling very sorry for your about your "environmental factors", and your "low socio-economic level". Till you've just have to tell 'em; "Get your nose outta my environmental factors, will ya? Keep your damn hands off my potential"... and then they turn you in.

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