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Discussion in 'Music' started by davidtfor6, Jun 12, 2011.
What's the problem with Bugsy Malone?: http://bit.ly/iYncqO
We didn't have a problem with any part of Bugsy at all at my (Methodist Foundation) Prep School.
The children absolutely adored it and their ultra-conservative parents found nothing whatsoever to complain about either, which was a bonus!
It's far too easy to be oh-so-anti-this-and-anti-that on the grounds of not wishing to offend anyone or give children , but I found it really good, clean fun - the music was catchy and rewarding, the orchestral parts eminently playable by children (apart from the piano).
It's taking the mickey out of the old-style gangsters, for Heaven's sake!
I always think that teachers who come out with sentences like this: "providing you have a full discussion with the students on some of the issues it raises" - are causing more problems than they solve!
Anyway - much as I would love to get really worked up about http://bit.ly/iYncqO - I have reports to write.
Lots of them!
Do you have a copy of the script which I could borrow???? Please! I have looked everywhere!