Because this got mentioned in Not Total Recall TV Series subforum, others brought up TV series their teachers showed for 'educational' purposes. I'd like to offer a couple of humdinger movies that my teachers showed for the same ostensible reasons. Back in junior high, while we were studying Orwell's Animal Farm, the teacher insisted we had to see the WHOLE movie of Nicholas and Alexandra so we'd 'get' the book. Never mind that Mr. Orwell's tome had had nothing to do with the Russian Revolution and had no hemophiliac heir- nor was there any Rasputin figure- just pigs who forced a human farm family to amscray! As tragic as that movie was, at least it wasn't cynical, perp-porn reveling in sadistic, random cruelties and violence as what a high school lit teacher showed us with Apocalypse Now that he insisted we watch so we'd get the book source of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. Oh, I've never forgotten the chill I felt as a good number of the boys in class laughed at the line of equating a murder charge in combat with issuing speeding tickets at the Indy 500! Anyway, I guess I'm putting this here under the 'what were these teachers thinking' heading.