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Touch Of Greatness
     

A Touch Of Greatness

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Nothing is quite as important to a child's education as a teacher who possesses the ability to inspire the deep-rooted desire to learn. With over 20 years' experience in elementary education, Albert Cullum was just such a teacher. A gifted educator never afraid to challenge his students and shake up the system, Mr. Cullum used poetry, drama, and imaginative play to

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Nothing is quite as important to a child's education as a teacher who possesses the ability to inspire the deep-rooted desire to learn. With over 20 years' experience in elementary education, Albert Cullum was just such a teacher. A gifted educator never afraid to challenge his students and shake up the system, Mr. Cullum used poetry, drama, and imaginative play to form a creative environment like none other. Now, thanks to filmmaker Robert Downey Sr., even those not fortunate enough to have been touched by this remarkable educator directly can bear witness to his maverick spirit in this portrait of a man truly devoted to bringing out the inner greatness of his young students.

Editorial Reviews

USA Today - Bruce Kluger
Intercutting archival footage from his teaching days with glowing testimonials from his now-grown charges, Greatness paints a vivid portrait of the magic that transpires when kids are lucky enough to land a teacher who understands the limitlessness of the young mind.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/22/2005
UPC:
0720229911450
Original Release:
1964
Rating:
NR
Source:
First Run Features
Presentation:
[B&W, Colorized]
Time:
0:54:00
Sales rank:
81,688

Special Features

Three never before released original films from the '60's directed by Albert Cullum and photographed and edited by Robert Downey Sr.; Two complete episodes of Camera Three, the award-winning CBS television series, featuring Albert Cullum and his students; Archival stills gallery; Filmmaker biographies

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Are You Sure This Is 5C? [9:23]
2. Pride Is Everything [5:28]
3. Beware the Ides of March [6:00]
4. Sophocles, Shakespeare and Shaw [7:38]
5. Camera Three [5:43]
6. Spirit of Saint Joan [8:45]
7. Teaching Teachers [6:42]
8. A National Treasure [3:35]

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A Touch Of Greatness 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was fortunate enough to be a former student of Al Cullum. His genius was remarkable. His enthusiasm was contagious. If you are an educator, spend some time with Al Cullum. You will not regret it.