Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Once I had a lesson with an older class, 15 and 16 years olds, and my brief was just to discuss movies. I wondered what could we discuss? Would they be familiar with the same movies I was familiar with? I decided to check with a chinese lady to see what movies she knew. She mentioned two movies straight away, her favorite american movies. They were, epic love story of a handsome tramp and a buxom English rose trapped in stuffy english society on board the doomed ocean liner the Titanic, Titanic (1997, James Cameron)

and this.

I have no idea what this is*

Anyway, I figured this class was going to be a long 40 minutes. To kick it off I started to list the highest grossing movies of all time. I thought that they will have heard of most of these and the banter would begin.

AVATAR. Silence. No one had heard of it. (lucky them, am I right????? Thats 4 hours I wont get back, it's just dances with smurfs!!!!**)


Yep. Small banter. Girls loved it. So romantic.


Never heard of it!


Never heard of it! (Wish I never heard of the prequels, am I right***)


Never heard of it.


Never heard of it.

So movies that are popular here aren't necessarily popular in China. ISN'T THAT AMAZING

Except, Pirates of the Caribbean. Fuck sake. Transformers. Fucking hell. And Harry Potter. The cunt.

*I have decided to download and review this. Expect it sometime next week. Or never.


***More Satire

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