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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.
This movie takes place in the 1930s and was made in 1984. Yet, by today’s standards, some of the characterizations may appear stereotypical or even demeaning and derogatory. Is the context of a film—in this case an adventure comedy—a reasonable excuse for including content that may be viewed as inappropriate toward certain ethnic groups?
The PG-13 rating was introduced in the late 1980s. How have movie ratings changed over the years? What do you think this film would be rated if it were released today?