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- school bus society
- Pennsylvania Dept of Education
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- 2005-03-17 15:08:31
Subject: I'll never sleep again
Subject: Bust Nuts
Miss "Bust Nut" clearly needs some kind of medication...Seems pretty obvious that she belongs on the shorter bus for the 'special' ones!
Subject: pretty good
the idea of a young girl being obsessed with buses is pretty far fetched for our time but in the early 70s i guess this is a believable premise ,
the bus nut motif is used to teach bus safety
this came at a time when bus safety must have been a concern
now a days they don't even bother teaching bus safety in school they are more worried about school shootings .
bus nut is a good example of how the education system in America is in decline
Subject: Then the bus slid off the road plunging into the icy lake..
Subject: Interesting premise, but disappointing execution
Worth a look if you are a safety film enthusiast, but don't expect anything truly memorable.
Subject: A New DSM-IV Diagnosis
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: ****.
Subject: Can I have some nuts...
Subject: Where the bus drivers know your name...
What is fascinating, for me at least, is twofold. First, I'd be about the same age as the girl in the film, so this invokes my own memories riding very similar buses. Secondly, having a middle-class Black family as the focus of this film is a stark contrast to the all-White safety films of the 1950s. However, the generic radio station that occasionally heard in the background is weirdly out of place.
As for content, this is your typical bus safety material; look out for cars, don't run out into the street, don't shove when entering the bus. Bobbi does provide most of the internal monologue for the film, but other figures, such as the bus driver, also provide appropiate admonishments. The occasional bit of overacting or stilted reading emphasize that most of these people were not professional actors. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the bus driver in the film drove a bus for a living in State College.
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