Sunday, November 18, 2007

Stunt Wife?

Today is a day for packing, laundering, cleaning, running errands, and--most painful of all--grading. I'm going through my Comp students' Evaluation essays, for which they were allowed to evaluate a movie, if they wanted to. One student picked The Prestige, a movie about magicians. I haven't seen the film, but I think I'll have to, just to understand the essay.

The confusing part? This:
As Robert and Alfred partnership breaks apart or disappears when Alfred tied the wrong knot on Roberts stunt wife during a magic show causing her to drown.
Do I need to take some sort of hallucinogenic drug to understand that? Is there a decoder ring? I had to get this in the proper file pronto, before I lost consciousness.

7 comments:

hepsmom said...

Maybe this person didn't understand that the "stunt" wife was actually his wife and not just a wife for the stunt? You should see the movie. It's pretty good, regardless of what impression the essay leaves you with.

M.Filly said...

Working in special education, I could make many snarky comments about how this person's essay compares to their writing level. I won't, however. It's just too easy. So... insert your own snarky comment here:








There. That should be good.

Jim said...

Stunt wife... That has potential.

Nathan said...

Good movie. Bad sentence.

Nik said...

Wow, my brain hurt just reading that. And you definitely should check out the film - I was completely hooked...

And that's not just because my Future 2nd Husband happens to be in it. ::evil grin::

-- Mrs. Nicole Jackman

Mike said...

I weep for the future. Our educational system is so broken due to lack of funding and teachers that don't give a poop about teaching. And the ones that do and bust their asses can't make ends meet to save their life. Oh..and college kids are idiots. Having been an idiot college kid, I can say that...can't I?

Jim said...

I agree. College kids are morons.

Including me.