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One of the requirements for the Citizenship in the Community merit badge is to watch a movie that depicts an individual or group having a positive effect on a community.

 

I have some ideas, and the scouts have submitted some ideas to me, but would like to hear suggestions from the Forum, so I get a nice cross section to choose from.... I'm all ears, er... eyes.... :-)

 

 

 

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well of course there is the saga of Lemuel Siddons and the friendly folks of Hickory

 

Then instead of going the usual route, what about the Magnificent Seven and the way they taught the village to defend itself.

 

The Bridge Over the River Kwai and how Col Nicholson gave the prisoners pride and a goal.

 

The Great Escape and how the prisoners worked together to accomplish a goal for the community.

 

Then again there is Julia Roberts as Erin Brockovich

 

Or Bing Crosby in Going My Way

 

 

 

 

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These may be obvious,

 

On how one individual can effect the community,

 

Follow Me, Boys

 

It's A Wonderful Life

 

Mr. Holland's Opus

 

You might want to think about Casablanca and Mr.Rick's effect on the community...but please do not compare DE's to Captain Renault.:)

 

SA

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How about:

 

Local Hero

High Noon

A Bug's Life

Cool Hand Luke (for older boys)

 

 

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You guys have some good suggestions. I'm going to high-grade the list for my picks:

Erin Brokovich

Mr. Holland's Opus

Local Hero

 

I would add: To Kill a Mockingbird

also, Inherit the Wind

The Right Stuff

Ghandi

A Civil Action

Regarding Henry

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How about "It's a Wonderful Life" with Jimmy Stewart.

 

This shows what a community would be like with and without one person.(This message has been edited by CNYScouter)

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Remember the Titans

City Slickers (pay attention to Billy Crystal's character, what he learned from Curly, and how he affected the others afterwards)

Dead Poet's Society

 

 

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Sorry, emb021, I have a personal problem with 'Dead Poet Society' because of the suicide scene. It hits way too close to home for me. Just a personal view.

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Having watched Napoleon Dynamite with my Crew at a Council VOA allnighter mixer, and having had them, as a group, BREAK THE DVD (with the VOA Advisor leading the charge), I think that movie might not go over so well...

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It's true, there does seem to be little middle ground on Napoleon Dynamite--either you love it or despise it. What I like about it is that it shows a real outsider having a positive influence on his community, basically as a result of an act of kindness he performs for a friend.

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"It's true, there does seem to be little middle ground on Napoleon Dynamite--either you love it or despise it. What I like about it is that it shows a real outsider having a positive influence on his community, basically as a result of an act of kindness he performs for a friend."

 

Well said.

 

I've watched the movie once. I scratched my head through some of it, and also remembered a kid from Middle and High school who not only acted, but almost looked like Napoleon....

 

Personally - I'd stay away from it with a young audeince, but with an older audience, it could make a really good movie to watch and have a discussion over.

 

Jon

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