Friday, May 27, 2011

Great Film: Good Will Hunting

The possibility of the United States as an over-educated, underemployed society has been discussed during the past year or more. The following scene, from one of my favorite films Good Will Hunting , shows an example of the value of the local library. (Libraries rate high on my list of favorites places.) Good Will Hunting, staring Matt Damon, Robin Williams and Ben Affleck, told the story of a battered child who was a genius who worked as a janitor at MIT. He had little education, other than the books he read at the library as noted in the scene below.

The hall, Will Hunting was cleaning had a problem displayed on a white board. Will provided a solution in less than a day. Will has the ability to solve problems that stump most mathematicians. He finds it easy.

In addition, the movie has funny scenes, such as the one below. The Interview Scene

The film also has some sad scenes as reflected in the breakup.

Here’s the trailer.

If you’ve never seen it, I recommend you get the DVD or download it. If you do, be prepared for some intensely, emotional viewing.
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