The White Wave
Posted: Apr 13 2012
We love Hollywood weekend blockbusters as much as anyone else around. We really get into good film though and the Gansel’s “The Wave” is a great example of that. Based on the novel by Todd Strasser the story center’s around the idea of the ease of establishing autocratic control within the confines of a High School classroom that ultimately spills out beyond those walls. It gets pretty heavy and definitely gives the viewer a lot to think about. Highly recommended.
One of the ways teacher Rainer Wenger (played by Jurgen Vogel) establishes control is by instructing a uniform of a white button-down and jeans. We were reminded quickly that everyone, boy and girl, looked great in such a staple piece. Though Wenger probably choose the shirt for being innocuous enough to not draw too much attention to his social experiment.
Whatever the motive, you can’t go wrong with a white button-down and ours is perfect whether you are grabbing lunch or establishing a microcosm of the third reich in your classroom (though we certainly hope you aren’t successful).
Though Scott looks like he is giving that later some serious thought.