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Those who slack, teach

Sverin, Simon LU (2012) FMPM06 20121
Film Studies
Abstract
This analysis explores the seemingly paradoxical and fairly common phenomenon occurring in films where underachieving slacker characters are portrayed as good role-models giving advice to ambitious protagonists aspiring success. By juxtaposing 15 diverse films in which a slacker helps the protagonist, observations of similarities and explications concludes this investigation to four categories concerning suggestions to why slackerism is commonly attributed to film mentors.
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author
Sverin, Simon LU
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organization
course
FMPM06 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
slacker, slackers, slackerism, advice, teacher, mentor, film, the junglebook, true grit, aristocats, sideways, little miss sunshine, drunken master, star wars, the lion king, city of angels, surf's up, clerks, notting hill, office space, finding nemo, the descendants
language
English
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2759788
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2012-06-13 15:48:34
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2012-06-13 15:48:34
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  abstract     = {This analysis explores the seemingly paradoxical and fairly common phenomenon occurring in films where underachieving slacker characters are portrayed as good role-models giving advice to ambitious protagonists aspiring success. By juxtaposing 15 diverse films in which a slacker helps the protagonist, observations of similarities and explications concludes this investigation to four categories concerning suggestions to why slackerism is commonly attributed to film mentors.},
  author       = {Sverin, Simon},
  keyword      = {slacker,slackers,slackerism,advice,teacher,mentor,film,the junglebook,true grit,aristocats,sideways,little miss sunshine,drunken master,star wars,the lion king,city of angels,surf's up,clerks,notting hill,office space,finding nemo,the descendants},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Those who slack, teach},
  year         = {2012},
}