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Photojournalism MA student at the LCC

Scarface School Play

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Oh god people are so weird. Why oh why oh why

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Written by Max Colson

June 20, 2011 at 3:19 pm

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  1. Hi Max, did you see this play? How can teachers let kids doing something like this? Children experience so much violence watching TV or playing Nitendo etc. They should have the opportunity to get other ideas during a school play. I don’t understand it.

    Christina Vazou

    June 21, 2011 at 1:15 pm

  2. No I didn’t see it, one of my friends posted the video up on YouTube. I’ve quoted it in this blog post as an example of extreme stupidity…I do think it’s funny, but in more of a ‘WTF is this school on?’ kind of way…

    I personally think the most cringe part of it that such a play means that a 6 year old girl is given lipstick and a vanity mirror whilst the boys play a cast of the most horribly eulogised alpha males in modern cinema. In a school.

    I know that these roles are true to the characters from the film but are those characters really helpful for kids to portray, even as a joke for adults?! (the latter being the the only plausible explanation I can see for the play)

    Max Colson

    June 21, 2011 at 7:16 pm

  3. Hi Max, I looked on the Youtube trail and it appears that this is not a school paly, but a production set up by a director who wanted it to go viral. He said viral film making is an exciting new form of the art … still he’s using kids in a questionable way

    Chris

    June 22, 2011 at 10:01 am

  4. Cheers Chris, I was wondering about that… The creator is definitely the master of the cynical marketing ploy! Particularly cynical when you realise that his production company actually produced Lady Gaga’s pokerface video*: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bESGLojNYSo

    http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2010/03/30/scarface-school-play-creators-step-forward/

    “The director said it was amusing to watch the pockets of outrage as the purposely provocative video spread out across the Internet.” – I’m sure he was smiling all the way to his next 100k YouTube view.

    Interesting nonetheless however…

    *http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/2010/03/31/2010-03-31_director_marc_klasfeld_scarface_school_play_youtube_video_was_made_with_professi.html

    Max Colson

    June 22, 2011 at 10:57 am


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