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Movie Morning 6 July 2010

Posted by uggclogs in Life.

During the summer months, I have been put in charge of showing the kids under 12 years old a movie. This is a relatively low impact task: I connect a projector, a DVD player and a stereo to each other, turn on a bunch of fans to decrease the ridiculous temperature in the room, set up a screen, and ask the kids to come in.

Someone else cuts up fruit for them to snack on, and sometimes, there are ice creams.

I get to press play, and watch the movies with them. This is probably the easiest part of my job here.

I have been given some interesting insights, though: The kids like action more than romance. The kids like slapstick more than all other cinematic genres.  The older kids that sometimes sit in with us (15-17 year olds) love the movies as much as the littleuns, and laugh out loud without restriction!

And all Vietnamese kids are totally gaga over Charlie Chaplin. I must admit, I had never seen a single Charlie Chaplin movie until this morning, but they all knew him! Cheers all around the moment he appeared on screen, and large, excited eyes, as they all sat up straight to see what he got up to.

So there you go – not only are silent movies universal, but in Vietnam, they also seem to be timeless.



1. ourman - 6 July 2010

Just a quick post to say how much I enjoyed this post.

uggclogs - 6 July 2010

Thank you, Steve 🙂

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