A boarding school teacher discusses the lack of enthusiasm shown by students in The Telegraph.
"Show some enthusiasm" I often want to shout at some of the pupils I teach. Not all of them, true, but a significant minority. Some sixth-formers, for example, sign up for English A level because the results are good and they see it as a subject that isn't too demanding.Broadway World reports that the film I Walked with a Zombie is on TCM Classic Films Collection today together with three other films by Val Lewton.
But as for showing any excitement or intellectual curiosity? Students often take one look at a four hundred page novel – even one as accessible as Jane Eyre – and start groaning. (Boarding School Beak)
I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (1943) - Lewton takes the gothic romance of Jane Eyre, resets it in the West Indies and adds the overriding terror of the living dead for the screen horror classic I Walked with a Zombie. Frances Dee plays the nurse who witnesses the strange power of voodoo.The Brontë Parsonage Facebook page shares a Branwell Brontë anecdote. A ram called Mr Rochester has joined sheep Charlotte, Emily and Anne over at Soulemama's.