Saturday, October 18, 2008
Drillbit Taylor - bullying video clip idea
I watched Drillbit Taylor last night. The film is about two boys trying to cope with bullying. There are several scenes that you could use from the film to stimulate a discussion. Unfortunately I had to return the DVD so I didn't write down the chapters. However here are some I recall:
- early in the movie we see Wade and Ryan's first day at high school. Right from the beginning it goes wrong, they wear the "wrong clothes" and they try and help out some kid who is getting a hard time from the class bully.
- about half way though the movie Wade goes home with a back eye which was given to him by one of the bullies. His step-father asks about this. Rather than being sympathetic, his step dad tells him that the bullies were basically doing him a favour...toughening him up in preparation for the rest of life.
- at the end of the movie Wade and Ryan decide to stand their ground even though they might get a pasting....the good part about this scene is that it shows that everybody was frightened of the bully, but everyone went along with him.
There are many other scenes you could use...
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