Friday, 21 December 2007

St Trinians - the Movie

I am old enough to have seen the original films on Black and White TV years ago.

Not old enough to be a teacher there though, shame of you who thought that.

Anyway, saw the new film tonight. Twas great, full of visual and verbal jokes, lots of in digs at other British films and plenty of great lines. Loved it. Throughly recommend it.

Glad to see that some of the pillars of the educational world allowed themselves to be in on the jokes. Mentioned are Cheltenham Ladies College (quite heavily), Bedales, Eton College and Ampleforth.

I wonder if they had been alerted to the fact and if a little 'bribe' had been passed there way. No matter if it had.

I can imagine the letter to the respective Headmasters...

Dear Sir/Madam
We are remaking the St Trinians film as you may or may not be aware. We would like to use your school name in the production.... etc

I wonder which public schools would have said no to this free publicity.

Though I am left wondering why there were no state schools name checked.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know that Cheltenham Ladies were not informed that their name was going to be used in the film. I do not know about the other schools but I presume that they were not.