College Films "Best Of" List:

Looking around the Internet for the answer to the Kingsfield question I came across this list of "Bests" about College films (e.g., "Best College Student," "Best Argument in a College Classroom," etc.). Some amusing entries.

I can't believe that the list-maker doesn't give Rodney Dangerfield some props for the best execution of "The Triple Lindy" in "Back To School."

h2odragon2odragon (www):
Its Rodney Dangerfield; of course he can't get no respect...
11.13.2007 10:02am
The best modern American history lecture - Sam Kinison as Prof. Turgeson in Back to School, with Rodney D. see the YouTube at:
11.13.2007 10:39am
Although not from a college movie, the best line about law school ever, from My Cousin Vinny:

Lisa: "Learn it as you go?! Don't they teach you that in law school?"

Vinny: "No, that's not what they teach you. They teach you contracts, precedents, interpretations, and then the firm that hires you teaches the procedure."
11.13.2007 11:13am
Best Mathematics lecture: Jill Clayburgh as Prof. Kate Gunzinger teaching the snake Lemma in "It's my turn".

(from Oliver Knill's "Math in the Movies" archive).
11.13.2007 11:15am
Zywicki (mail):
Reminds me of one they totally overlooked--most attractive wife of an eccentric Nobel Prize winning Princeton professor, Jennifer Connelly.
11.13.2007 11:55am
sad (mail):
The link for the list of bests does not work at the moment.
11.13.2007 3:17pm
"How I Got Into College" was funny.
11.13.2007 4:26pm
Although not from a college movie, the best line about law school ever, from My Cousin Vinny:...
Clearly, the scriptwriter or someone close to them understood how law school "prepares" one for practice as an attorney. One is far from a "clinician" upon graduation from medical school, but a helluva lot closer to it by dint of their educational experience than is a just graduated law school product by dint of their educational experience to the practice of law.

It might be a bad thing for law schools, but would it be a bad thing for the student or our society if after completion of two years at an accredited law school, those who elected to could then do a one-year "apprenticeship" and qualify to take the bar? That may sound "retrogressive" on first take, but would it really be?
11.13.2007 6:40pm