Easy as it is to make a simple DVD movie with Moyea PPT to DVD Burner Edu, you can still celebrate the first day of school with a real movie bash in a classroom, in an auditorium or at an outdoor square. Here you will come up with 4 hot films that are tailored to this back to school season.
Your Back to School Movie Choices
Back to School Movie Choice 1
Akeelah and the Bee, 2006
Written and directed by Doug Atchison, Akeelah and the Bee tells the story of Akeelah Anderson, portrayed by Keke Palmer, an 11-year-old girl who participates in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, her mother portrayed by Angela Bassett, schoolmates, and also her coach, portrayed by Laurence Fishburne. It also explores issues of education in the black community.
The back-to-school film was developed over a period of 10 years by Doug Atchison, the germ of the idea having started after his watching the Scripps National Spelling Bee of 1994 and combined with his experiences spent tutoring disadvantaged students in the area around the University of Southern California, where he attended film school. After four years of trying to secure funding for the film, the documentary film Spellbound came out in 2002 and perhaps, according to one producer, Sid Ganis, facilitated funding. Spellbound features a black girl, Ashley White, from Washington, D.C., in rough parallel to the independent idea developed in Akeelah and the Bee.
It has been heavily promoted by Starbucks as a result of a partnership between Lions Gate Entertainment, 2929 Entertainment, and Starbucks Entertainment. As the first DVD offered for sale at Starbucks, the film earned positive reviews from most critics, getting an 83% from 131 critics at Rotten Tomatoes.
Trailer of Akeelah and the Bee:
Back to School Movie Choice 2
Freaky Friday, 2003
Based on the novel of the same name by Mary Rodgers, Freaky Friday (also known as Fortune Cookie in Japan) stars Lindsay Lohan as Anna Coleman and Jamie Lee Curtis as her mother, whose bodies are switched due to an enchanted Chinese fortune cookie. It also stars actors Mark Harmon and Chad Michael Murray.
This is the third time this film has been made by Disney, and the second in ten years. The original was made in 1976, and a 1995 television remake was produced for ABC.
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Back to School Movie Choice 3
Napoleon Dynamite, 2004
Napoleon Dynamite is an American independent comedy-drama film co-written and directed by Jared Hess and Jerusha Hess and stars Jon Heder as the eponymous character, Napoleon Dynamite. The film was Jared Hess’s first full-length feature and is partially adapted from his earlier short film, Peluca.
Napoleon Dynamite was filmed in and near Preston, Idaho, in the summer of 2003. It debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2004. In June 2004 it was given a limited release. Its wide release followed in August. The film’s total domestic gross was US $44.5 million.Considering its budget of US $400,000, Napoleon Dynamite was a huge success, grossing over one hundred times its production cost.
Trailer of Napoleon Dynamite:
Back to School Movie Choice 4
Dead Poets Society, 1989
Dead Poets Society is a school background film starring Robin Williams and directed by Peter Weir. Set in 1959 at a conservative and aristocratic boys prep school, it tells the story of an English teacher who inspires his students to change their lives of conformity through his teaching of poetry and literature. The movie is a modern interpretation of the transcendentalist movement.
The story is set in Welton Academy in Vermont and was filmed at St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Delaware. The script, written by Tom Schulman, was based on his life at Montgomery Bell Academy, an all-boys preparatory school in Nashville, Tennessee. A novelization by Nancy H. Kleinbaum (ISBN 0553282980) based on the movie’s script has also been published.
Trailer of Dead Poets Society:
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