Date: Fri, 15 Dec 1995 21:04:53 -0600

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: American Tongues

The high school version (which is still excellent, but with a male

voice over) lacks: the voice from nowhere, the n-word scene (complete

with n-word sayer's friend signally "Not me" and trying to creep away),

Molly Ivens, the film clips (no Brando), the stand-up saying "Charge?",

the fishermen on the island, the Dickens/Austen discussion in the library,

the Cajun French-English couple, Ted Hill showing an entry at DARE,

and the two little girls doing "Mama Mama come here quick".

What else?

Ok, now I know there are at least three versions. Maybe more. I've never

seen the n-word version, but I've seen a version that includes all of the

rest of the above and also a version that includes some of the above (e.g.,

the fishermen, the Dickens/Austen, the two little girls) but omits some of

the above (e.g., the film clips and stand-up comic).

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]