It is never revealed what subject the Teacher is actually teaching. During some scenes she appears to be writing history notes, while other times literature notes, and still other times French notes. Nicholas Zebrun and Jessy Wise made a conscience effort to keep the Teacher's subject ambiguous so as to focus more on the character and what she represents to Todd. See more »
In the opening tracking shot where Will goes to buy a drink from the vending machine, the camera operator can be seen briefly in a passing window. See more »
This story is about High School. It is a story based around the authoritarian regime that all schools impose and that we'll concentrate on later in the narration. This story began on a day not terribly dissimilar from this one. In room 419, Mrs. Parson's chemistry class was dissecting a frog. In the woman's gym class, a freshman girl got her period for the first time and left school early. In AP English, a frank and honest discussion was had about the merits of genius and the benefits of being ...
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During the opening credit sequence, just after the credit for music supervisor is shown, the character of Greg turns off a car radio (and turns off the credits) to ask if they must continue to listen to the music. The character of Will says that they must and turns the music (and the credits) back on. See more »
Some versions of the film omit the 10-minute long rant about soccer moms, etc. and replaces it with an extended scene of Melissa showing Greg the good grade on her test. All in all this version runs about 8 minutes shorter than the original. See more »